Is Stamp Duty Tax Deductible?

March 29th, 2021|

If you’re a property owner or investor, you know that stamp duty is a significantly large expense when purchasing a property. As Australia’s leading quantity surveyor and tax depreciation schedule provider, we’re often asked “is stamp duty is tax deductible?” – a fair question, given that it is a form of [...]

Depreciation of a Commercial Building

March 8th, 2021|

If you are the owner or tenant of a commercial building, chances are, you are often looking to maximise your tax deductions and increase your cash flow. As leaders in the depreciation evaluation industry, here at Property Returns, we consider ourselves to be somewhat of an expert authority on the topic [...]

Malcolm Turnbull mirrors labor values

May 15th, 2017|

NEGATIVE GEARING "For more than a month, the conventional wisdom has been that the Turnbull government has ruled out changes to negative gearing as part of its housing affordability policy." the opening paragraph by Dennis Shanahan for the Australian. It is my belief that the liberal party’s adoption and implementation of a labor [...]

Superannuation or Negative Gearing, which one, or Both?

April 13th, 2017|

Superannuation Great article in the Australian by Judith Sloan April 13th, where Judith comments on the words of the Superannuation industry reps about accessing super for housing deposits and paying down their loans. “Ask a 30-year old whether they would prefer a dignified retirement or a home of their own now [...]

Negative Gearing on Residential Properties RIP?

March 27th, 2017|

Inspecting an investment property by our staff Is Negative Gearing Finished? Why are escalating property prices in Sydney and Melbourne being blamed on negative gearing. Negative gearing on residential property was introduced in 1985 to stimulate the economy (building Industry) and assist in alleviating the rental market. It’s been [...]

Rental Property Investor Jailed for Vacant Property

March 15th, 2017|

Couple jailed for vacant property Have you got a residential property that's vacant? Well under new legislation being drafted by the Victorian government you could be fined, sounds a little crazy? That’s because it is. The real issue about the residential property market in Victoria is the lack of supply, which [...]