Housing design to maximise tax depreciation

Heng Li, Vera Li

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This paper argues that in designing a building which will be retained by a client to produce rental income over a considerable period of time, a designer is required to incorporate the consideration of tax depreciation into consideration when selecting finishing materials and service components, as these materials and components are eligible for tax deduction under different rates. This paper firstly examines current Australian tax legislation governing tax depreciation of building items, then the tax implications in building design are summarised into the form of guidelines. Benefits yielded from using these guidelines in building design are illustrated through a case study.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)087-093
JournalInternational Journal for Housing Science and Its Applications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Marketing

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