- murph38Member@murph38Join Date: 2004Post Count: 7
I am very new into the IP game and still trying to purchase first IP. My question is this, if I receive positive cahflow, what are the implications at tax time??? Will I have to pay back tax because of received income???
Help from someone in the know would be greatly appreciated.
Yes, any profit (after all costs decuted) will be added to your taxable income and you will have to pay extra tax at the end of the year.
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[email protected]JuliaMember@juliaJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 217
A positive cashflow property does not always result in a tax bill because it may not be positive for tax purposes. This can happen if you are able to claim building depreciation as a tax deduction. This is a tax return entry and does not effect your cash flow.
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Just a quick tip, there are lots of ways to reduce any tax you have to pay from RE. First you can use depreciation, any repairs, traveling to and from the property, meetings with advisors (accountant), seminar and books (on property), etc.
So as you can see you can reduce any taxes you have to pay quite significantly. You just need a good accountant.
I’m sure Julia from Bantacs would be able to help!
Lucifer_auThe DIY Dog WashMember@the-diy-dog-washJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 696
Be careful relying on depreciation as sometimes you may have to pay that back too!
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If you have bought an IP after 13th May 1997 the ATO will deduct any eligible depreciation claims/costs from the cost price of the property when calculating CGT irrespective of whether or not you claim them.
Might as well get today’s dollars today rather than waiting to get them tomorrow when they are worth less.
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Derek..with that comment in mind..do you use the 15-15 tax variation form…
PS- Hope all is going well with you, guess with school still on your as busy as ever..
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Count The Currency With This Online Positive Cashflow CalculatorDerekMember@derekJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 3,544
Absolutely – but keep some claims up my sleeve for the end of the financial year so that I don’t upset the ATO.
Staying very busy at the moment – which the wife thinks is a good thing. Just got back from a SMSF workshop that may interest you – check out http://www.onlinesuper.com.au – there is an office in Perth.
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A Depreciation Schedule done by a Quantity Surveyor can’t be knocked back from the ATO.
kay henryYCParticipant@ycJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 29
I notice you mentioned Travelling to and from the property. I’m considering to go to NZ for my 1st IP. Can I claim the travelling expenses in the trip as my lose in business thus claim tax return? And do I HAVE to set up a trust/company for this? This brings up another question of mine: is a trust or a company more appropriate for individual property investers like us? – well it may be the topic for another post…
I don’t think you can claim a trip before you own the property. But maybe if you set up a trust/company you could???
Trusts are usually more appropriate for owning appreciating assets.
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[email protected]mumMember@mumJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 104
My understanding is that travelling to investigate the purchase of a property is only claimable if you are already established as a property investor.
However, once you have bought the property, then travelling to inspect and/or do repairs is claimable. You may have to apportion travelling and accomodation costs between the business part and personal/holiday part. ATO can get quite upset about people travelling interstate or overseas for what they consider is a working holiday.