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We’ve created the following role play style videos to demonstrate how to introduce and discuss depreciation with your clients.
Depreciation and Property Managers
Property Manager’s guide to depreciation: introducing depreciation to your rent roll
Understanding the depreciation benefits for investors can help you as the Property Manager to add value for both tenants and landlords in your rent roll.
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Depreciation and Real Estate Agents
Including tax depreciation in your sales pitch
Help make a property more affordable for investors to get that sale across the line.
Video scenarios:
  • Introducing depreciation during an open house walk through.
  • During a follow up call to a prospective investor after an open house.
  • Using a depreciation estimate to help sell projects off the plan.

Three key points to remember about property depreciation:
1. Cash flow
1. Cash flow

Tax depreciation can make a big difference to the cash flow potential of a property.

2. Affordability
2. Affordability

Depreciation can help make a property more affordable for investors.

3. Maximises tax deductions
3. Maximises tax deductions

A Quantity Surveyor is generally required to maximise the depreciation deductions available through a professionally prepared tax depreciation schedule.

An investor has purchased an apartment for $420,000 and is receiving $490 per week in rent for a total income of $25,480 per annum.

The estimated expenses for the property include interest, rates and management fees, which total $32,000 per annum.


The following scenario shows the investor’s cash flow with and without depreciation

In this example the investor uses property depreciation to go from a negative cash flow position, paying out $79 per week, to positive cash flow, earning $3 per week on the property. By claiming depreciation this investor will have a cash flow difference of $4,255 for the year.

Tax depreciation makes a real difference to an investor’s cash flow

Below is a basic property scenario demonstrating the cash-flow difference depreciation can make to a property investor.

An apartment purchased for $420,000
Scenario without depreciation claim Scenario with depreciation claim of $11,500
Annual expenses $32,000 Annual expenses $32,000
Annual income ($490 x 52 weeks) $25,480 Annual income ($490 x 52 weeks) $25,480
Pre-tax cash flow (expenses less income) -$6,520 Pre-tax cash flow (expenses less income) -$6,520
Total taxation loss -$6,520 Total taxation loss (pre-tax cash flow and depreciation claim of $11,500) -$18,020
Tax refund (tax loss x tax rate of 37%) $2,412 Tax refund (tax loss x tax rate of 37%) $6,667
Annual costs of the investment property (pre-tax cash flow + tax refund) -$4,108 Annual after tax income from the investment property (pre-tax cash flow + tax refund) $147
Weekly cost of the investment property -$79 Weekly cost of the investment property $3
Assumptions and disclaimer

Case studies and figures are based upon tax depreciation schedules completed by BMT Tax Depreciation and do not represent any particular person or investment property scenario. The information provided is a general guide and does not constitute financial, legal or taxation advice. All figures are supplied as examples and may not represent your personal circumstances.

You acknowledge and agree you must undertake your own analysis and obtain independent legal, financial and taxation advice before using, relying or acting on any information supplied on this website.

Neither BMT Tax Depreciation, nor its directors, shareholders or advisors make any representation or warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of information found in these typical examples. Nor will they have any liability to you or any other party for any representations (expressed or implied) contained in, or any omissions from, that information.

The tax depreciation deductions in this case study have been calculated based on the diminishing value method of depreciation and are based upon a first full year of ownership.

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Complimentary webinars

BMT hosts regular webinars covering a range of depreciation topics including how a tax depreciation schedule is used to maximise the cash returns for investors.

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Articles for newsletters and publications

BMT can offer a range of articles on depreciation and related topics free to include in newsletters or emails. Our articles help to explain the benefits of depreciation and other related topics in an easy to understand way.

Educational video series

See BMT CEO Bradley Beer as he outlines the benefits of depreciation and gives tips on how to maximise a depreciation claim in these informative and easy to follow videos.

Co-branded tools and brochures

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  • BMT Tax Depreciation offer co-branding of our Tax Depreciation Calculator, Construction Cost Calculator and our online quote form for your website.
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BMT Tax Depreciation Calculator

Estimate the likely depreciation deductions on a property.

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