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Can I claim a deduction for repairs and maintenance that need to be done immediately after I purchase the property?

When it comes to your investment property, if you find yourself needing to undertake repairs and maintenance tasks straight away after the purchase, it’s
important to understand the tax implications. These immediate repairs, often required due to wear or damage that occurred before you acquired the property, are
classified as ‘initial repairs.’; According to tax regulations, specifically Section 25-10, the costs associated with these initial repairs are deemed capital expenditures. As
such, they do not qualify for immediate tax deductions. Instead, they are capitalised and used to form part of the cost base of the property for capital gains tax purposes
when you sell the property.