Also known as Capital Works | Building Write-Off | Building Allowance.
Division 43 Capital works refer to the items that make up the building and those that are fixed to the building.
Here are some items you could depreciate part of the building:
|Built-in wardrobes||Built-in workstations|
|Toilets and vanities||Car parking space|
|Basins and sink||Glass partitions|
|Retaining walls and fences||Steel-framing of warehouse|
The historical construction costs include fees for preliminary items such as design fees, engineering and building approval costs. Where actual costs are not known, a quantity surveyor has estimated this amount by determining the appropriate costs for the building/structural improvement of the asset as at the date it was constructed.
The percentage rate at which the building depreciates is dependent upon when construction commenced and the intended use of the building for i.e. commercial, manufacturing or residential purposes. This percentage will either be 2.5% or 4% if it qualifies for depreciation.
Does my building qualify for (Division 43) capital works tax deductions?
Capital works refer to the items that make up the building and those that are fixed to the building.
- When was your building built?
- What type of building do you own or lease?
Using these two key pieces of information, we can deduce approximately how much your brand-new or second-hand property can claim on construction costs.
Duo Tax has developed an easy guide to refer to check whether your property qualifies for Capital Works.
Capital Works Depreciation Rate
(Based on Construction Commencement Year)
|Construction Year||21 Aug 1979||20 July 1982||22 Aug 1984||18 July 1985||16 Sept 1987||27 Feb 1992 to Present|
|Offices, Warehouses & other Commercial||2.5%||4%||2.5%|
|Hotels, Motels & Guest Houses||2.5%||4%||2.5%||4%|