Government of Canada Announces 2024 Automobile Deduction Limits and Expense Benefit Rates for Businesses

News release

December 18, 2023 - Ottawa, Ontario - Department of Finance Canada

Today, the Department of Finance Canada announced the automobile income tax deduction limits and expense benefit rates for 2024.

The following changes to limits and rates will take effect as of January 1, 2024:

  • The ceiling for capital cost allowances (CCA) for Class 10.1 passenger vehicles will increase to $37,000 from $36,000, before tax, in respect of new and used vehicles acquired on or after January 1, 2024.
  • The limit on deductible leasing costs will be increased to $1,050 from $950 per month, before tax, for new leases entered into on or after January 1, 2024.
  • The maximum allowable interest deduction will be increased to $350 from $300 per month for new automobile loans entered into on or after January 1, 2024.
  • In provinces, the limit on the deduction of tax-exempt allowances paid by employers to employees who use their personal vehicle for business purposes will increase by two cents, to 70 cents per kilometre, for the first 5,000 kilometres driven, and to 64 cents for each additional kilometre. For the territories, the limit will also increase by two cents, to 74 cents per kilometre, for the first 5,000 kilometres driven, and to 68 cents for each additional kilometre.

The CCA ceiling for Class 54 zero-emission passenger vehicles ($61,000 before tax for new and used vehicles) will remain the same for 2024, as this limit continues to be appropriate.

The general prescribed rate used to determine the taxable benefit of employees relating to the personal portion of automobile expenses paid by their employers will remain at 33 cents per kilometre for 2024. For people who are employed principally in selling or leasing automobiles, the rate used to determine the employee’s taxable benefit will remain the same, at 30 cents per kilometre for 2024. 

Quick facts

  • Eligible zero-emission passenger vehicles include plug-in hybrids with a battery capacity of at least 7 kWh, as well as vehicles that are fully electric or fully powered by hydrogen. 


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Department of Finance Canada

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