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  • Establishing the deduction base



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    You can deduct expenditure for the construction of capital works if there is a construction expenditure area for the capital works.

    Whether there is such an area and how it is identified depends on:

    • the type of expenditure incurred
    • the time the capital works started
    • the area of the capital works to be owned, leased or held by the entity that incurred the expenditure
    • for capital works begun before 1 July 1997, the area of the capital works that was to be used in a particular manner - see section 43-90 of the ITAA 1997.
    Last modified: 29 Jul 2020QC 21714