Grants, subsidies, and rebates

You may get a grant or subsidy from a government or a government agency to buy depreciable property. When this happens, subtract the amount of the grant, subsidy or rebate from the property's capital cost.

You may have paid GST/HST on some of the depreciable property you acquired for your business. If so, you may have also received an input tax credit from us.

The input tax credit is government assistance. Therefore, subtract it from the property's capital cost. If you get an input tax credit for a passenger vehicle you use in your business, use one of these methods:

  • For a passenger vehicle you use 90% or more for your business, subtract the amount of the credit from the vehicle's cost.
  • For a passenger vehicle you use less than 90% for your business, do not make an adjustment in the current tax year. Instead, subtract the amount of the credit from your beginning undepreciated capital cost (UCC).

You may get an incentive from a non-government agency to buy depreciable property. If this happens, you can either include the amount in income or subtract the amount from the capital cost of the property. If the rebate is more than the remaining UCC in the particular class, add the excess to other income.

Related topics

Report a problem or mistake on this page
Please select all that apply:

Privacy statement

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, contact us.

Date modified: