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Preparing for Tax Time

By Sarah Barton, Terri Scheer Insurance Distribution Channel Manager

With the end of financial year fast approaching, landlords who carefully plan and manage their expenses can look to achieve the best outcomes at tax time.

Property managers can play an important role in assisting their landlords reduce June 30 stress and maximise their deductions.

Below are just some of the ways property managers can support their landlords through this time.

Tax deductions

Landlords may be able to claim a number of tax deductions on their investment property but this can often be overlooked. Property managers can be an invaluable asset to a landlord and can assist in this area.

Landlords can usually claim their landlord insurance premium as a tax deduction. Body corporate costs and advertising for a tenant are other potential deductable expenses to consider.

Property managers should work closely with their landlords to ensure any maintenance work is addressed prior to June 30 to include in this year’s tax return.

Encourage your landlords to plan ahead and avoid leaving maintenance issues to the last minute, as they may miss out if a tradesperson can’t be booked.

End-of-year financial statements

Property managers can help streamline the process at tax time by providing a detailed end-of-financial year statement to landlords.

This includes specific details they can pass on to their accountant outlining all of their costs, including property management fees, maintenance work and insurance.

Professional advice

While property managers have a role to play with assisting landlords during tax time, seeking advice from a tax specialist can help make this time of year much easier for landlords.

Landlords are encouraged to speak with their accountants to confirm what they can and can’t claim as a tax-deductible expense in order to maximise their tax returns.

For further information call 1800 804 016


Editor’s note

About Terri Scheer Insurance

Terri Scheer Insurance Pty Ltd ABN 76 070 874 798 (Terri Scheer) provides insurance cover for landlords, helping to protect them against the risks associated with owning a rental property. These include malicious damage by tenants, accidental damage, landlord’s legal liability and loss of rental income. Terri Scheer acts on behalf of AAI Limited ABN 48 005 297 807 AFSL 230859 trading as ‘Vero Insurance’, the insurer which issues the insurance cover. Terri Scheer has not taken into account the reader’s objectives, financial situation or needs. If you are interested in any of Terri Scheer’s insurance products, the relevant Product Disclosure Statement should be considered first. It can be viewed online at www.terrischeer.com.au or obtained by calling 1800 804 016. Based in Adelaide, Terri Scheer services all states, territories and capital cities.

Disclaimer

The information contained in this article is intended to be of a general nature only. Terri Scheer does not accept any legal responsibility for any loss incurred as a result of reliance upon it.

Insurance issued by Vero Insurance. Read the Product Disclosure Statement before buying this insurance and consider whether it is right for you. Contact Terri Scheer on 1800 804 016 or visit our website at www.terrischeer.com.au for a copy.

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