Helpful Links


Australian Tax Office - ATO

The Australian Taxation Office website offers information and assistance on all areas of taxation for the individual, business and tax and superannuation professional. It includes information on tax reform, superannuation, TaxPack, eTax, rebates, excise and has an extensive legal database with legal and policy material to aid interpretation of taxation law.


The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS)

The Australian regulatory, educational and representative body for all those in the Quantity Surveying profession, including quantity surveyors, construction and building economists, estimators, project cost managers, cost planners, cost consultants, cost engineers, project managers.


Urban Consulting - Quantity Surveyors & TaxShield Pty Ltd

Urban Consulting - Quantity Surveyors is an Australian owned and operated business of TaxShield Pty Ltd throughout Australia, and provides knowledge, expertise and professionalism in all areas of the property and building financial consulting services through its Highly Qualified, Experienced and Registered Professional Quantity Surveyors.


ATO - Taxpayer obligations


ATO - Taxation Ruling

Income tax: depreciation effective life


ATO - Guide to depreciating assets

Information about how to claim tax deductions for depreciating assets and other captial expenditure


ATO - Decline in value

Deductions for the cost of a depreciating asset are based on the decline in value. For most depreciating assets, you have the choice of two methods to work out the decline in value of a depreciating asset: the prime cost method or the diminishing value method. 


ATO - Depreciating assets in residential rental properties


ATO - Draft Taxation Ruling

Income tax: plant in residential rental properties


ATO - Self-assessment and the taxpayer


ATO - Taxation Ruling

Income Tax: Effective life of depreciating assets