capital expediture or tax deduction

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Anonymous

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Hello illustrious forumites,

I'm having difficulty working out if the money I have spent on my kitchen and bathrooms renovations will count as a tax deduction or capital expenditure (or maybe neither, but I hope not).

Here's my situation....I bought my first property just over one year ago. It's a flat in inner sydney. THe block was built in the 1970s. For the first 6 months we rented it out. Then after that my wife and I moved in. Within a few months of moving in, we paid to have the kitchen renovated. By September this year, the bathroom will also be renovated. (Both rooms were more than functional when we bought them, just with a horrible 70s decore that the wife couldn't stand).

We should be living here for at least 4 more years, and then move on to buy another PPOR. At that time, we will convert this home (our first one) into an IP.

So, is the money we've spent on the renos going to count as a tax deduction or a capital expense when the property becomes an IP?

Thanks in advance

Jim
 
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From: Dale Gatherum-Goss


Hi Jim

The cost of the improvements will count as a capital item which will be depreciated once the property becomes available for rent.

Have fun

Dale
 
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Anonymous

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Thanks for that Dale. Also, I meant to ask if the interest on the money I borrowed to pay for the kitchenn and bathroom renos is tax deductible?

Cheers

Jim
 
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From: Dale Gatherum-Goss


Hi Jim

Yes, it will be a tax deduction. However, the calculation might be messy depending upon the type of loan you took out and the delay between the loan starting the rental income starting.

Dale
 
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