An article in the latest The Taxpayer1 magazine discussed the relatively recent change to the rules regarding the ability of investment property owners to claim travel expenses related to their residential rental holdings.

These claims are no longer allowed (see here for some ATO information). But the wording of the ATO guidance, which was also used in the above article, prompted a query from a Tax & Super Australia (TSA) member regarding another aspect regarding the deductibility or otherwise of such travel.

As the ATO puts it: “Travel expenses relating to inspecting, maintaining, or collecting rent for a residential rental property cannot be claimed as deductions by investors”.Readmore