StoreybuilderParticipant@storeybuilderJoin Date: 2016Post Count: 45
I’m currently using a depreciation schedule on a property of mine. If I were to renovate a part of it, say the lounge room. Would I be able to put the full amount as a cost? Or would I basically need to get a quantity surveyor afterwards as it would affect the previous deprecation and be too intertwined?
Thanks.TerrywParticipant@terrywJoin Date: 2001Post Count: 16,190
If you renovate you will have receipts so the cost of items can be added to your schedule. If you dispose of items you may be able to scrap them and write off any remaining depreciation claims not otherwise claimed – many depreciation companies will amend your report for no charge in situations like this.StoreybuilderParticipant@storeybuilderJoin Date: 2016Post Count: 45
Thanks Terry that’s great to know.lisabellanParticipant@lisabellanJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 48
Interesting question, now if you sold in a couple of years could you then claim the amount outstanding/remaining on the depreciation schedule in full, to reduce any capital gains or is it lost?
ThanksTerrywParticipant@terrywJoin Date: 2001Post Count: 16,190
No you can’t claim depreciation when sold. In fact you will probably have to add back any depreciation claimed (reduce the cost base by the DIV43 claims that you made or could have made = building depreciation).