Can I Prepay Expenses for my IP?


Question: I'm currently budgeting for the next financial year's expenses and would like to know what expenses can I prepay for my IP. If we move into this IP and make it into our PPOR, can we claim the prepaid expenses back? How does prepayment work?

Answer: Yes, you can claim the prepaid expenses for IP – some conditions do apply.  Another expense you may prepay is buildings, contents or rental protection insurance premiums.  You can't claim interest that you incur after you start using the rental property for private purposes.  If you have already claimed the interest under ‘prepaid provisions’ then you need to go back and amend the income tax return claiming tax deduction for only the portion of the interest which relates to the period when the property was IP.

The prepaid PI expenditure is immediately deductible under the 12-month rule if the eligible service period for the expenditure is 12 months or less and the period ends no later than the last day of the income year following the year in which the expenditure was incurred. If the prepayment of interest is $1000 or less, it is fully deductible in the year it is paid.


With interest rates at their lowest for more than 50 years, there are some great rates available. The best thing to do is to compare rates from all the lenders. Let us help take the leg work out of doing this - Compare Home Loans now

Top Suburbs : narara , werribee , leumeah , ferntree gully , upper kedron

go back

Get help financing your investment

Do you need help finding the right loan for your investment?

When investing in property, it is important to make sure that you not only have the lowest available rate that you can get, but also have the correct loan features for your needs.

Just fill in a few details below and we'll then arrange for a local expert Aussie Mortgage Broker to contact you and work out what features or types of loans are right for your needs. We'll even help with the paperwork. Plus, our mortgage broking service is at no cost to you.

How soon would you like a mortgage?
What is your Annual Household Income i $
Do you currently own any Investment Properties?
Do you own your own residence?
How much equity do you have in all your current properties?
First Name
Last Name
Where do you live?
What number can we reach you on?
E-mail address
We value your privacy and treat all your information seriously - you can check out our privacy policy here