• Repairs (other than to rental properties) – supporting information

    Here's a list of the documents and information we usually need to process a private ruling request or objection about repair expenses. If you provide supporting information this will reduce the time it takes us to process your request.

    Note: Where the repair is to a rental property, see Rental property deductions – supporting information

    If you want to apply for a private ruling about the deductions you can claim for repairs, you need to:

    • complete and submit the relevant private ruling application form (for tax professionals or not for tax professionals)
    • provide the supporting information listed below.

    If you want to lodge an objection about deductions you can claim for repairs, you need to:

    • complete and submit the relevant objection form (for taxpayers or tax professionals)
    • provide the supporting information listed below.

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    Supporting information

    Note: If you've previously provided us with any of the information listed below, you don't need to provide it again.

    The information we need for a private ruling or objection about deductions for repairs includes:

    • a full description of the asset repaired
    • why the repair was done – for example, whether the asset was faulty or worn
    • whether you're claiming for the cost of your own labour, and if so, how much
    • the condition of the asset immediately prior to the repair, including  
      • the date of purchase or acquisition
      • what the asset is made of
       
    • the nature of the repair undertaken, including  
      • the materials that were used
      • any improvements resulting from the repairs
      • whether the repairs to the asset resulted in any additions or additional functions.
       

    You should provide copies of invoices and receipts for the repairs and copies of any contracts or quotes setting out repairs to be made.

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      Last modified: 11 Jul 2017QC 19080