Negatively gearing an investment property is all about tax deductions from wage income. It was a trend started in the mid-1980’s. Investors put money in each week to support the investment and then off-set this amount against their personal income in their next tax return. However, what is not widely discussed is that for every dollar ($) that the investors puts into their property when negatively geared, they only receive at the most 50 cents back depending on their income tax rate. The idea behind investing in property is to make money, not lose money. Wealth from property comes from accumulation and positively geared investments.