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Lessee or holder of capital works

Last updated 12 February 2019

A lessee or holder can claim a deduction in respect of an area of capital works 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 in a deductible way (which generally means to produce assessable income).

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