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Mike Mortlock

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Mike Mortlock is a quantity surveyor and director of MCG Quantity Surveyors. MCG specialise in tax depreciation schedules and construction cost estimating for investors.

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How to turn yourself from an ‘accidental’ to ‘active’ investor

The rise of accidental investors has far-reaching flow on effects politically and economically – and for property mark...

How co-owners can save through split depreciation reports

Skyrocketing property prices are driving a sharp increase in people pooling their resources to get onto the property lad...
What is a tax depreciation schedule and how can it change your tax return?

What is a tax depreciation schedule and how can it change your tax ret...

Albert Einstein said if you can’t explain something simply, then you don’t understand it well enough. So, it’s tim...
Understanding depreciation on residential buildings

Understanding depreciation on residential buildings

Many investors are stuck on a particular date when it comes to depreciation on residential buildings. But 1985 doesn’t...
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Claiming deductions on your super fund investment

It’s important that investors understand that this income producing property is entitled to claim depreciation, and r...

Setting the record straight on negative gearing

Much has been posited about the typical Australian property investor, especially their salary. But what does it all real...
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5 things you need to know about depreciation

Investors look at the intricacies of buying well and getting the right tenants, but overlook other areas. Depreciation i...
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Property depreciation: are you missing out?

Too many property investors are missing out on important cash flow by neglecting depreciation. 
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Is your quantity surveyor endorsed by the ATO?

If you want to improve your cash flow and make the most of your depreciation schedule, you need to make sure you know ho...

4 things you need to know about depreciation this tax season

It’s that time of year again where television advertisements start battering us with acronyms like ‘EOFYS’ and sho...
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The depreciation difference: kitchen and bathroom renovations

This week the Housing Industry Association (HIA) released the HIA-GWA Kitchens and Bathrooms Report for 2013/14 and it p...
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New legislation to be aware of

New effective life legislation from the ATO – TR 2013/4 in effect from 1 July 2013. On the 26th of June 2013, the ATO ...
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Pros and Cons of high yielding display homes

A display home can be a very attractive option when it comes to property investment. They’re normally built to a high ...
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59 days, $3,000 worth of deductions

Let's talk about the average house that achieved over $3,000 worth of depreciation deductions in 59 days. At MCG we occa...


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