Rental Properties

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Nov

How Will Budget Changes For Rental Properties Affect Me?

Budget Changes For Rental Properties! How does it affect me?

In the May Budget, the government introduced some changes in an attempt to reduce the pressure on housing affordability. Here is what you need to know about how these changes will affect you?

Travel Expenses

For a long time now deducting travel expenses for traveling to a property you own for rental purposes was the norm, whether it be in your state or interstate.

As per the 2017/18 budget, the government intends to disallow all travel expenses relating to inspecting, maintaining, or collecting rent for a residential investment property from 1 July 2017.

So, what does that mean for every couple or individual who may own a residential property in their personal name(s)? From the 1 July 2017 you will not be able to claim expenditure from traveling by car, plane or any other way to your residential rental property as a tax deduction against rental income. Furthermore, as per current legislation, the expenditure cannot be added to the cost base of your rental property for capital gains purposes. Read more