Why you shouldn’t invest in older houses
If you are considering buying an older investment property, you might be disappointed to learn that it won’t provide the tax break you have been hoping for.
Recent changes to depreciation rules are making older houses a less desirable investment option.
Property depreciation allows the owner of an income producing property to claim the wear and tear on a house as a tax deduction.
Due to the rule changes, owners of newer properties will receive higher depreciation deductions, making new builds in many cases a better investment option.
Only owners of new builds are able to claim the depreciation of all the fixtures and fittings. That means the carpet, the blinds, the stove can all be a tax write off.
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