• Item 4: Self-assessed effective life

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    This information may not apply to the current year. Check the content carefully to ensure it is applicable to your circumstances.

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    For most depreciating assets, you can choose either

    • to work out the effective life yourself (self-assess), or
    • to use an effective life determined by the Commissioner.

    If you have adopted the Commissioner's effective life determination for all your depreciating assets included at A, B and C

    • print X in the No box at D
    • go to part B of this schedule

    If you have self-assessed the effective life of any of your depreciating assets included at A, B or C,

    • print X in the Yes box at D
    • go to E and/or F

    At E, write the total cost of all your depreciating assets (excluding motor vehicles) for which you:

    • self-assessed the effective life, and
    • claimed a deduction for decline in value for the first time this income year.

    At F, write the total cost of all your motor vehicles for which you:

    • self-assessed the effective life, and
    • claimed a deduction for decline in value for the first time this income year (see note to item 3).

    Go to part B of this schedule.

    Last modified: 09 Aug 2005QC 27593