Negative Gearing Rentals to Reduce Tax

While negative gearing is a method commonly applied to rental properties, it can in fact be applied to any type of investment. Essentially, negative gearing is when you borrow money to invest (let’s use the example of property), and you operate at a loss, i.e. your rental income is less than what it costs you to hold the property. When it comes to rental properties, there are a number of things you can claim as a deduction in an effort to boost your costs and come out “negatively geared”.