Our CBRE team of qualified surveyors deliver a premium and professional service - always optimising the after tax benefits on your investment property from the first year, throughout the lifecycle of the depreciation schedule.

Our tax depreciation reports:

  • Are tailored to you
  • Ensure depreciation benefits are maximised
  • Factor individual circumstances and investments within the depreciating assets
  • Improve cashflow
  • Undergo rigorous quality assurance
  • Are prepared by qualified Quantity Surveyors and members of the Tax Practitioners Board


CBRE is a registered company tax agent with the Tax Practitioners Board, a mandated qualification to supply tax advice of this nature.


How much tax depreciation could be available on your real estate investment?


As a property investor, calculating the correct tax deduction is important to optimise the after tax returns on your investment. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) recognises depreciating assets as potential tax deductions to offset the tax payable on your assessable income.

The depreciation schedule should be arranged from settlement/completion of construction or refurbishment of the property and given to your accountant to include in your annual tax return.

Our team of qualified surveyors are experienced in all aspects of property depreciation, and work alongside our Residential Tax team specialising in rental property depreciation. We use industry-leading processes to deliver a comprehensive property depreciation report, with a 40-year forecast.

Our tax depreciation reports include two methods of depreciation, namely the diminishing value depreciation method, and the prime cost depreciation method. This gives you the ability to claim the investment property deductions to suit your investment circumstances. Your accountant or financial advisor will be able to recommend the best method for your unique circumstances. 

The role of property depreciation is to optimise the after tax returns on your property investment, improve cashflow and enhance your investment returns.

    A Case Study in Depreciation


    See the financial benefits from Year 1

     

    Pam and Sam have recently purchased identical brand new units as investments in the Sydney CBD for $800,000.

    Sam is a busy executive and decided he wouldn’t have time to organise a tax depreciation schedule, so this year he would skip it and organise one for the next financial year later on. Pam on the other hand, is an accountant and although equally as busy, decided to organise a Tax Depreciation Schedule so she could maximise the tax benefits for her investment based on her income and individual circumstances.  

    Pam and Sam both work full time, are earning a similar income and sit within the 45% tax bracket.

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    How will this affect their cash flow for the year?

    While Sam did not obtain a Tax Depreciation Schedule on his investment unit, as a result he was unable to claim any depreciation. He ends up paying the full $18,000 tax on the income from this investment

    Depreciation Schedule
    This graph illustrates the claimable depreciation with a well-prepared depreciation schedule.

     

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    Pam on the other hand, obtained a schedule, and was able to save $10,800 in the first year compared to Sam. 

    The tax depreciation schedule allowed her to claim $24,000 in depreciation which is the reason for this saving.


    The above case study is for illustrative purposes only and although the figures calculated are accurate, may not apply in the same manner to your circumstances. We are aware that it is possible in some circumstances to amend a tax lodgement retrospectively. Your accountant or financial advisor will be able to recommend the best action for your circumstances. 


    Tax Payable

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    The above case study is for illustrative purposes only and although the figures calculated are accurate, may not apply in the same manner to your circumstances. We are aware that it is possible in some circumstances to amend a tax lodgement retrospectively. Your accountant or financial advisor will be able to recommend the best action for your circumstances. 

    A Case Study in Depreciation


    See the financial benefits from Year 1

     

    Pam and Sam have recently purchased identical brand new units as investments in the Sydney CBD for $800,000.

    Sam is a busy executive and decided he wouldn’t have time to organise a tax depreciation schedule, so this year he would skip it and organise one for the next financial year later on. Pam on the other hand, is an accountant and although equally as busy, decided to organise a Tax Depreciation Schedule so she could maximise the tax benefits for her investment based on her income and individual circumstances.  

    Pam and Sam both work full time, are earning a similar income and sit within the 45% tax bracket.

    Tax-Depreciation_Infographic_1004px
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    How will this affect their cash flow for the year?

    While Sam did not obtain a Tax Depreciation Schedule on his investment unit, as a result he was unable to claim any depreciation. He ends up paying the full $18,000 tax on the income from this investment

    Depreciation Schedule
    This graph illustrates the claimable depreciation with a well-prepared depreciation schedule.

     

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    Pam on the other hand, obtained a schedule, and was able to save $10,800 in the first year compared to Sam. 

    The tax depreciation schedule allowed her to claim $24,000 in depreciation which is the reason for this saving.


    The above case study is for illustrative purposes only and although the figures calculated are accurate, may not apply in the same manner to your circumstances. We are aware that it is possible in some circumstances to amend a tax lodgement retrospectively. Your accountant or financial advisor will be able to recommend the best action for your circumstances. 


    Tax Payable

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    The above case study is for illustrative purposes only and although the figures calculated are accurate, may not apply in the same manner to your circumstances. We are aware that it is possible in some circumstances to amend a tax lodgement retrospectively. Your accountant or financial advisor will be able to recommend the best action for your circumstances. 

     

    Residential Rental Property Types


    CBRE offers a high-quality depreciation report on all eligible residential investment properties including:

    • Houses
    • Villas
    • Granny flats
    • Townhouses
    • Units and apartments






    Property Depreciation Services


    • Rental property depreciation reports
    • Depreciation schedules of renovations
    • Construction cost depreciation schedules
    • Complimentary material for marketing purposes

     

    How our tax depreciation process works?


    1. Fill in our quote form below or contact our team for a quote
    2. We will arrange a property inspection to complete the assessment
    3. CBRE will prepare and provide you with your personalised tax depreciation report
    4. You provide the tax depreciation report to your accountant in preparation of your annual property tax return.
    Call 1300 665 571 and request a tax depreciation schedule today!
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