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15 May 2017 (AFR) – Negative gearing ‘scalpel’ will cool apartment demand: experts

(15 May 2017, AFR, p9, by Su-Lin Tan)

‘New limits to the way expenses can be deducted against negative geared properties will prove a turning point in the investment property market, experts say. The federal government’s “scalpel rather than a sledgehammer” changes to negative gearing announced in last week’s budget will hit investor demand because plant and equipment depreciation deductions are often the difference between a tax refund or an expense for investors. The changes mean owners of any property not bought brand new will no longer be able to depreciate items like…’

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