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Can you claim internet costs in an IP

Discussion in 'Accounting & Tax' started by drg86, 8th Jul, 2015.

  1. drg86

    drg86 Well-Known Member

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    If you provide internet to your tenants can this be claimed as an expense?

    For example I have an IP that is rented as a share house, partially furnished and with internet included. Can I claim the cost of the modem and adsl monthly service fee?
     
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    I provide Internet to tenants and claim it.

    Scott
     
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  5. drg86

    drg86 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the responses. I was under the assumption you could.
     
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    Would that mean other utility costs such as electricity and water would be claimable too?
     
  7. Tim86

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    I claim all utility and internet costs at my share houses.
     
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  8. If the property owner includes utilities and other facilities in the service and incurs a cost then it should be deductible to the same extent.

    However if the owners incurred say a cost for his personal mobile phone and used shared data etc then some pro-rata adjustment is required. In NSW a separate meter must be used to charge clients directly for consumption of power / water otherwise the landlord incurs the costs and cannot recover anything. Still deductible.