Works Done On Property During Settlement

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  1. gty12

    gty12 Well-Known Member

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    Hey all,

    Bought a property wherein approx. $3,000 worth of works was done between purchase date (March) to settlement date (May).
    These works were done as part of 2 clauses put into the contract that the vendor had to do before settlement, and invoices were provided.
    They were:
    • To repair a known broken pipe = $2,000
    • To remove an exposed asbestos eave = $1,000
    My queries are:
    1. I take it these works are either initial repairs or capital works deduction (similar in how they are treated taxwise anyway)?
    2. Can I claim these deductions with the 2.5% per year rate (and without a depreciation report) given I know the cost and date of them?

    Thank you,
    gty12
     
  2. Ross Forrester

    Ross Forrester Well-Known Member

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    Let the QS know and include it for 2.5% building allowance.
     
  3. gty12

    gty12 Well-Known Member

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    That was very quick Ross.
    Righto, but I would need a really need a report? Can I not to it myself?
     
  4. Terry_w

    Terry_w Lawyer, Tax Adviser and Mortgage broker in Sydney Business Plus Member

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    Who incurred the expenses? Prob not deductible by the purchaser but can be deprecated as Ross suggests
     
  5. Paul@PFI

    [email protected] Tax Accounting + SMSF Business Plus Member

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    You dont "need" a QS report. The write off does not commence from the date you paid for it but from the date the premises are first used to produce your rental income. There may be more deductions available if a QS report was obtained. Most people lack any skills as indentifying more recent works and certainly cant assess what they would have cost when installed. That why a QS report is wise. Your additions woul be included in that report.
     
  6. BMT Tax Depreciation

    BMT Tax Depreciation Chris Business Member

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    I think as Paul suggests above, the point Ross was probably making was that you're probably going to want a depreciation schedule anyway (for other claimable works), so you may as well just include them in that rather than keep them separate.
     
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