Our Competitors & why most SUCK!

With typical chest beating bravado, the ‘Big 4’ of the tax depreciation industry claim to produce as much as 90% of all reports. One even claims to produce 82 reports per day – 7 days a week – 365 days a year!

  • In a 40hr week- that’s 15 reports per hour
  • Booked
  • Inspected
  • Researched
  • Calculated
  • Delivered

That alone should set off any investors B.S.’ometer.

But when you look at it from the inside (my position) it’s really, really concerning. So, it’s no wonder the ink has barely dried on the ATO’s biggest legislation changes to the industry since the mid 80’s. -Clearly, people are cutting corners and the ATO wants it to stop!

When small, local business is not enough:

At the other end of the scale, there’s the micro-popup business’. A couple are ok but most are simply unqualified!

Family business wins out!

-I love being a self-employed Quantity Surveyor. It’s certainly not as lucrative as working for a big developer -but, I look forward to the start of each week. Knowing I’ll be inspecting some pretty amazing houses in some of the most scenic parts of Australia. I’ve found myself heavily invested in the industry emotionally speaking. It’s why I ensure we’ve dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s.

What’s in it for you choosing us?

We are only as good as our last report, so quality is priority.

We (WRCQS) have been conducting tax depreciation reports on investment properties of all sizes, ages, and types since 2008 and since 1993 under former name Costeff Quantity Surveying.

Our clients come from all walks of life. From the young investor aged 25, right through to companies with Investment Property portfolios worth over 8-figures!

If you need a Quantity Surveyor who can provide 2 generations worth of construction knowledge to your report, then you’ve come to the right place! Of the 11,200 reports we have provided, only one has been questioned by the A.T.O. but that was back in 1996

Our service is well respectedWe don’t do ‘kickbacks’ with referring parties. All referrals come to us purely because of our great customer service & report quality. Repeat clientele & referrals from high quality Accountants’ form a large part of our business and we are very thankful for their ongoing support.

Price V’s Price

A good tax depreciation report should be like a store window. It should be clean & clear and provide an unobstructed view of what’s inside. It shouldn’t take a veteran Accountant to comprehend. Yet, we like to look at reports almost always based purely on price. I say we as I’m not immune to this either. “Why should I pay an extra 20% for this guys report over this other guy?” Price is rarely a good indicator of quality. So, when you’re shopping around for quotes be sure to compare apples to apples. Ask our competitors these essential questions:

  1. Will my property be inspected by a qualified Quantity Surveyor?

Why: Since 2010 the ATO has made it compulsory that Tax Depreciation reporting only be carried out by industry approved professionals and must be T.P.B. registered.

How do we comply: WRCQS will only send a qualified QS to inspect your property.

What many others do: Some other major firms outsource to temporary staff who have no construction industry training or education.

  1. Do I have to pay upfront?

Our Policy: – We like to keep our fees as low as possible. So, we offer 2 price options…

  1. Pay upon completion or 2. Pay upfront and SAVE!

Competitors Policy: Most insist on full fee payment before they even book in the inspection time.

Then they charge you credit card fees on top.

  1. Can they offer same-day service?

– As we are a family owned and operated business, WRC QS has, on many occasions, inspected an investment property within 1hr of taking the call from the client.


  1. Are you registered Tax Agents?

– WRC QS are fully registered Tax Agents for the purpose of preparing Tax Depreciation reports. Scarily, some competitors are not!

  1. Do you offer a full report with both the Prime Cost & Diminishing Value methods?

– At WRC QS we provide a 40 year report with both the Prime Cost & Diminishing Value methods provided in full. The Accountants love it! Request a sample report here and you’ll see just how good our reports are.

  1. How quickly can you inspect my property & deliver the report?

– At WRC QS, we aim to provide all reports within 48hrs of the inspection providing all the relevant information is provided to us. In particularly busy times, May-September we allow for a 7-day turnaround.

It’s truly up to you who prepares the tax depreciaiton rpeort on your property. If our competitors can match us on all these points and still come in at a better price I’ll be shocked.

“Great service and comprehensive report! Would recommend” -Paul Westall

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