Which property on The Block is the best investment?
A tax depreciation expert has worked out which apartment on The Block offers the best returns.
BMT Tax Depreciation has named Kim and Chris’ apartment the best bet for investors looking for a tax-effective property, News Ltd has reported. The company said the couple’s penthouse apartment would qualify for a first-year deduction of $87,470 and a total deduction of about $2,448,042.
BMT Tax Depreciation CEO Bradley Beer said the deductions could make Kim and Chris’ apartment the most attractive to investors, News Ltd said.
Geelong lads Ben and Andy were second in BMT Tax Depreciation’s calculations, with a first-year deduction of $85,718 and a total of $2,401,413.
Early front-runners Karlie and Will could face trouble with investors on auction day, coming last in BMT’s calculations, with a $77,324 first-year deduction and a $2,124,227 lifetime deduction.
“The additional cash flow astute property investors receive from depreciation will assist them when crunching their numbers to make purchase decisions," Beer told News Ltd.
But whether the tax-effectiveness of the properties comes into play come auction time remains to be seen. Beer estimated that 80% of property investors didn't take full advantage of property depreciation deductions.