Available for use rules

You can usually claim capital cost allowance on a property when it becomes available for use.

Property other than a building usually becomes available for use on the earlier of:

  • the date you first use it to earn income
  • the second tax year after the year you acquire the property
  • the time just before you dispose of the property
  • the time the property is delivered or made available to you and is capable of producing a saleable product or service

A building or part of a building usually becomes available for use on the earlier of:

  • the date you start using 90% or more of the building in your business
  • the second tax year after the year you acquire the building
  • the time just before you dispose of the building

A building or part of a building you are constructing, renovating, or altering usually becomes available for use on the earlier of:

  • the date you complete the construction, renovation, or alteration
  • the date you start using 90% or more of the building in your business
  • the second tax year after the year you acquire the building
  • the time just before you dispose of the building
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