Lessee or holder of capital works



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A lessee or holder can claim a deduction in respect of an area leased or held under a quasi-ownership right.

To claim a deduction, the lessee or holder must have:

  • incurred the construction expenditure or been an assignee of the lessee who incurred the expenditure
  • continuously leased or held the capital works area itself, or leased or held the area that had been so held by previous lessees, holders or assignees since completion of construction, and
  • used the area to produce assessable income.

If there is a lapse in the lease the entitlement to the deduction reverts to the building owner.

Last modified: 05 Nov 2014QC 40267