Changing from personal to rental use

If you bought a property for personal use and then changed the use to a rental in your rental operation in the current tax year, there is a change in use of the property. You need to determine the capital cost of the property at the moment of this change.

If the fair market value (FMV) of a depreciable property (such as equipment or a building) is less than its original cost when you change its use, the amount you put in column 3 of Area B or C is the FMV of the property (excluding the land value if the property includes land and a building).

If the FMV is more than the original cost of the property when you change use, use the following chart to determine the amount to enter in column 3.

Capital cost calculation (change in use)

Capital cost calculation (change in use)

Actual cost of the property

 
$ Blank space for dollar value
Line 1

FMV of the property

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Line 2

Amount from line 1

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Line 3

Line 2 minus line 3 (if negative, enter "0")

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Line 4

Enter any capital gains deduction claimed for the amount at line 4Footnote 1

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× 2 =
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Line 5

Line 4 minus line 5 (if negative, enter "0")

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× ½ =
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Line 6

Capital cost
Line 1 plus line 6

 
$ Blank space for dollar value
Line 7

Enter the capital cost of the property from line 7 in column 3 of Area B or C.

Note

We consider you to have acquired the land for an amount equal to the FMV when you changed its use. Enter this amount on line 9923 in Area F of form T776.

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