Personal use of property

If you buy property for both business and personal use, you can calculate the business use of the property.

Example

Jeremy owns a financial consulting business. He bought a car in 2016 for personal and business use. The car cost $20,000, including all charges and taxes. He includes the car in Class 10. His business use this year was 12,000 kilometres of the total 18,000 kilometres driven. He calculates his CCA on the car for 2016 as follows:

  1. Cost of additions = $20,000
  2. CCA rate for Class 10 = 30 %
  3. adjustment for current year additions is $ 20,000 divided by 2 = $10, 000
  4. Base amount for CCA = $10,000
  5. Base amount for CCA $10,000 multiplied by 30% = $3,000
  6. Capital cost amount for the year = $3,000


Jeremy used his car partly for personal use, he calculates his CCA for business use as follows:

( 12,000 (business kilometres) ÷ 18,000 (total kilometres) ) × $3,000 = $2,000

 

Note

The capital cost limits on a Class 10.1 vehicle (a passenger vehicle) still apply when you split the capital cost between business and personal use.

Changing from personal to business use

If you bought a property for personal use and started using it in your business in your current fiscal period, there is a change in use. You need to determine the capital cost for business purposes.

When you start using your property for business use, you are considered to have disposed of it. If the FMV of the property is more than its cost, you may have a capital gain.

Capital Cost Calculation

Actual cost of the property

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FMV of the property

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Amount on line 1

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

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

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

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× 1/2 =
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Capital cost: line 1 plus line 6

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1 Enter the amount that relates to the depreciable property only.

Note

We consider you to acquire the land for an amount equal to its FMV when you change its use.

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