October 2014 Newsletter
Rental property deductions and avoiding common errors
The ATO has warned landlords that it is increasing its focus on rental property deductions. The ATO has identified a number of common errors made by rental property owners. Key errors include claiming rental deductions for properties that are not genuinely available for rent, or incorrectly claiming deductions for properties only available for rent part of the year, such as a holiday home.
TIP: If a property is only available for rent for part of a year, a partial deduction reflecting when the property was available for rent could be available. The correct apportionment needs to be made with the relevant documentation to substantiate the claim. Contact our office for further information.