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Refinancing IP claiming costs?

Discussion in 'Accounting & Tax' started by Tim86, 8th Jul, 2015.

  1. Tim86

    Tim86 Well-Known Member

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    How do you go about claiming costs of refinancing an IP loan?

    Say you had to pay out a fixed interest portion of a loan to refinance, and you also had to pay all the associated government fees and new loan fees etc...

    What can you claim exactly? And how can you claim it (in the one go, over a couple of years?)

    In this particular example the loan was refinanced during the process of buying out the other person in a joint ownership of an IP. All funds went toward the investment property as the other half had to be purchased.

    Thanks
     
  2. tobe

    tobe Well-Known Member

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    I'm not an accountant, but I'm pretty sure my accountant put refinancing costs into my tax return in the year they were incurred, along with the remainder of LMI I had been starting to claim over 5 years.
     
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    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    Borrowing costs are deductible over 5 years OR the life on the loan. Loan ends on being refinanced.
     
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  4. Tim86

    Tim86 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the help.