Taxation Ruling

TR 2018/4

Income tax: effective life of depreciating assets (applicable from 1 July 2018)

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    This Ruling, which applies from 1 July 2018, replaces TR 2017/2 (see paragraph 5 of this Ruling for further details).

Health care and social assistance - (84010 to 87900)

HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
(84010 to 87900)
ASSET LIFE
(YEARS)
REVIEWED DATE OF
APPLICATION
Medical assets (used in common across all health care industry segments):
    Benchtop sterilisers 5     *     1   Jul   2003
    Benchtop ultrasonic cleaners 7     *     1   Jul   2003
    Clinical furniture 10     *     1   Jul   2003
    X-ray viewers 10     *     1   Jul   2003
Hospitals
(84010 to 84020)
ASSET LIFE
(YEARS)
REVIEWED DATE OF
APPLICATION
Hospital assets:
    Anaesthesia machines 10     *     1   Jan   2003
    Angiography assets:
        Image acquisition systems (incorporating computers with digital subtraction capability, digital cameras, monitors and integrated software) 4     *     1   Jul   2002
        Image intensifiers 7     *     1   Jul   2002
        Patient gantries or tables, patient monitoring assets, positioning assets and pressure injectors 10     *     1   Jul   2002
    Cell savers and cell separators 7     *     1   Jan   2003
    Colposcopes 10     *     1   Jan   2003
    Defibrillators 10     *     1   Jan   2003
    Diathermy and cautery machines/electrosurgical generators 10     *     1   Jan   2003
    Endoscopic surgery assets (excluding disposable accessories):
        Arthroscopic fluid management systems 7     *     1   Jan   2003
        Endoscopes (flexible and rigid) and endoscopic surgical instruments 4     *     1   Jan   2003
        Endoscopic camera systems:
            Beam splitters and light sources 10     *     1   Jan   2003
            Printers, video cameras, video camera adaptors, couplers and heads, video image capture systems and video processors 5     *     1   Jan   2003
            Still cameras 7     *     1   Jan   2003
            Video monitors and video recorders 7     *     1   Jan   2003
        Endoscopic electrosurgical generators 10     *     1   Jan   2003
        Endoscopic lasers 10     *     1   Jan   2003
        Endoscopic ultrasound systems (incorporating scanner, transducers/probes, integrated computer and integrated software) 5     *     1   Jan   2003
    Haemodialysis machines 7     *     1   Jan   2003
    Head lights 7     *     1   Jan   2003
    Hospital furniture:
        Beds:
            Electronic 7     *     1   Jan   2003
            Mechanical 10     *     1   Jan   2003
        Bedside cabinets/lockers, carts and poles, blanket warming cabinets, blood warming cabinets, medical refrigerators and overbed tables 10     *     1   Jan   2003
    Infusion pumps:
        General, pain management and rapid 8     *     1   Jan   2003
        Syringe driven 6     *     1   Jan   2003
    Insufflators 10     *     1   Jan   2003
    Lithotriptors used for extra-corporeal shock wave lithotripsy 7     *     1   Jan   2003
    Mechanical assist assets:
        Calf and cuff compression devices 8     *     1   Jan   2003
        Cardiac bypass and heart lung machines 8     *     1   Jan   2003
        Intra-aortic balloon pumps 8     *     1   Jan   2003
        Ventricular assist heart pumps 8     *     1   Jan   2003
    Natal care assets (including incubators, infant warmers and mobile infant warmers) 7     *     1   Jan   2003
    Operating tables and attachments:
        Electronic 10     *     1   Jan   2003
        Mechanical 13     *     1   Jan   2003
    Operating theatre lights 8     *     1   Jan   2003
    Pan flushers 10     *     1   Jan   2003
    Patient hoists and lifters 10     *     1   Jan   2003
    Patient monitoring assets:
        Bedside monitoring systems 7     *     1   Jan   2003
        Cardiac monitors 7     *     1   Jan   2003
        ECGs 7     *     1   Jan   2003
        Foetal monitors 7     *     1   Jan   2003
        Pulse oximeters 7     *     1   Jan   2003
        Vital signs monitors 7     *     1   Jan   2003
    Patient warming assets (excluding disposable accessories):
        Fluid warmers 10     *     1   Jan   2003
        Forced air patient warmers 10     *     1   Jan   2003
    Smoke evacuators 8     *     1   Jan   2003
    Sterilisation and autoclave processing assets:
        Drying cabinets 10     *     1   Jan   2003
        Endoscope sterilisers and disinfectors 5     *     1   Jan   2003
        Flash sterilisers 10     *     1   Jan   2003
        Instrument washers 10     *     1   Jan   2003
        Pre-vacuum sterilisers 10     *     1   Jan   2003
        Ultrasonic cleaners and baths 7     *     1   Jan   2003
    Surgical instruments:
        Hand held manually operated instruments 8     *     1   Jan   2003
        Powered instruments (including drills, saws, shavers, non-disposable instrument accessories and power sources) 7     *     1   Jan   2003
        Ultrasonic aspirators 10     *     1   Jan   2003
        Ultrasonic scalpels 10     *     1   Jan   2003
    Surgical lasers (excluding ophthalmic surgical lasers) 10     *     1   Jan   2003
    Surgical microscopes 10     *     1   Jan   2003
    Ultrasonic bladder scanners 10     *     1   Jan   2003
    Ultrasonic needle guides 10     *     1   Jan   2003
    Ultrasound systems (incorporating scanner, transducers, integrated computer and integrated software) used by cardiologists, obstetricians and vascular surgeons 5     *     1   Jul   2002
    Ventilators:
        Fixed 7     *     1   Jan   2003
        Portable 5     *     1   Jan   2003
    Wheelchairs 10     *     1   Jan   2003
Specialist medical services n.e.c.
(85129)
ASSET LIFE
(YEARS)
REVIEWED DATE OF
APPLICATION
Neurologists' assets:
    Electroencephalography (EEG) systems (incorporating electrodes, amplifiers, integrated software and integrated computers) 5     *     1   Jul   2003
    Electromyography (EMG) systems (incorporating electrodes, amplifiers, integrated software and integrated computers) 5     *     1   Jul   2003
Thoracic physicians' assets:
    Body plethysmographs (incorporating flow sensors, gas analysers, integrated software and integrated computers) 7     *     1   Jul   2003
    Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and variable positive airway pressure (VPAP) systems 7     *     1   Jul   2003
    Lung function analysis exercise systems (incorporating flow sensors, treadmills or ergometers, ECGs, pulse oximeters, integrated software and integrated computers) 7     *     1   Jul   2003
    Lung function analysis systems (incorporating flow sensors, gas analysers, integrated software and integrated computers) 7     *     1   Jul   2003
    Spirometers 7     *     1   Jul   2003
    Sleep laboratory systems (incorporating amplifiers, sensors, integrated CPAP monitors, integrated carbon dioxide (CO2) monitors, integrated pulse oximeters, integrated computers and integrated software) 7     *     1   Jul   2003
Pathology and diagnostic imaging services
(85201, 85202, 85203 and 85209)
ASSET LIFE
(YEARS)
REVIEWED DATE OF
APPLICATION
Pathologists' assets:
    Batch slide stainer 6     *     1   Jan   2002
    Bio hazard chambers 10     *     1   Jan   2002
    Centrifuges 5     *     1   Jan   2002
    Incubators 6     *     1   Jan   2002
    Laboratory analysers 5     *     1   Jan   2002
    Microscopes 10     *     1   Jan   2002
    Rotary microtomes 6     *     1   Jan   2002
    Tissue embedding systems 6     *     1   Jan   2002
    Tissue processors 6     *     1   Jan   2002
Radiologists' diagnostic imaging assets:
    Bone densitometry (BMD) systems (incorporating either whole body scanners, integrated computer and integrated software, or spine and hip scanners, holding devices, integrated computers and integrated software) 10     *     1   Jul   2002
    Computed radiography (CR) digitisers 4     *     1   Jul   2002
    Computed tomography (CT) systems (incorporating scanners, integrated computers and integrated software) 10     *     1   Jul   2002
    Film digitisers 4     *     1   Jul   2002
    Fluoroscopy assets (excluding direct radiography assets):
        Fixed systems (incorporating buckies, generators, screening tables and suspensions) 15     *     1   Jul   2002
        Image acquisition systems (incorporating computers, digital cameras, integrated software and monitors) 4     *     1   Jul   2002
        Image intensifiers 7     *     1   Jul   2002
        Mobile systems (incorporating buckies, generators, screening tables and suspensions) 10     *     1   Jul   2002
    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems (incorporating scanners, cooling systems, radio frequency coil accessories, integrated computer and integrated software) 7     *     1   Jul   2002
    Mammography systems (incorporating either prone core biopsy scanners, quality assurance equipment, stereotaxis, integrated computers and integrated software, or conventional upright scanners, quality assurance equipment, stereotaxis, integrated computer and integrated software) 7     *     1   Jul   2002
    Nuclear medicine systems (incorporating cameras, gantries, collimators, integrated computers, integrated software and hot lab equipment, but excluding Positron Emission Tomography (PET) systems) 10     *     1   Jul   2002
    Orthopantomography (OPG) systems (incorporating scanners, integrated computers and integrated software) 15     *     1   Jul   2002
    Patient archival and communication systems (PACS) 4     *     1   Jul   2002
    Processing assets:
        Daylight imaging processors 9     *     1   Jul   2002
        Dry laser imaging processors 8     *     1   Jul   2002
        Wet laser imaging processors 10     *     1   Jul   2002
    Teleradiology assets (excluding the imaging device) 4     *     1   Jul   2002
    Ultrasound systems (incorporating scanner, transducers, integrated computer and integrated software) 5     *     1   Jul   2002
    X-ray assets (excluding direct radiography assets):
        Fixed systems (incorporating buckies, control panels, generators, screening table, suspensions, tube column and x-ray tube) 15     *     1   Jul   2002
        Image intensifier 7     *     1   Jul   2002
        Mobile systems (incorporating buckies, control panels, generators, screening table, suspensions, tube column and x-ray tube) 10     *     1   Jul   2002
Dental services
(85310)
ASSET LIFE
(YEARS)
REVIEWED DATE OF
APPLICATION
Dentists' assets:
    Air abrasion units 10     *     1   Jul   2003
    Air compressors 10     *     1   Jul   2003
    Amalgamators 7     *     1   Jul   2003
    Amalgam separators 7     *     1   Jul   2003
    Computerised (CAD/CAM) ceramic restoration systems:
        Imaging units 7     *     1   Jul   2003
        Milling units 5     *     1   Jul   2003
    Curing lights (halogen) 5     *     1   Jul   2003
    Dental chairs 10     *     1   Jul   2003
    Dental instruments:
        Hand-held manually operated instruments 3     *     1   Jul   2003
        Handpieces (driven by compressed air, compressed gas or electricity) 3     *     1   Jul   2003
    Dental lasers:
        Hard tissue and soft tissue lasers 7     *     1   Jul   2003
        Soft tissue and whitening lasers 7     *     1   Jul   2003
        Soft tissue lasers 10     *     1   Jul   2003
    Dental loupes 10     *     1   Jul   2003
    Dental operating lights 10     *     1   Jul   2003
    Dental units 10     *     1   Jul   2003
    Dental x-ray assets:
        Conventional x-ray film systems (incorporating control boxes, swing arms and x-ray heads, but excluding orthopantomogram (OPG) systems) 15     *     1   Jul   2003
        Digital x-ray systems (including intra-oral storage phosphor plate systems and intra-oral digital sensor systems) 7     *     1   Jul   2003
        Intra-oral x-ray film processors 10     *     1   Jul   2003
    Handpiece cleaners 5     *     1   Jul   2003
    Intra-oral camera systems (incorporating camera and integrated processor/docking station) 7     *     1   Jul   2003
    Nitrous oxide sedation units 20     *     1   Jul   2003
    Oral surgical motors 5     *     1   Jul   2003
    Suction units 10     *     1   Jul   2003
    Ultrasonic scalers (standalone) 10     *     1   Jul   2003
Optometry and optical dispensing
(85320)
ASSET LIFE
(YEARS)
REVIEWED DATE OF
APPLICATION
Optical assets:
    Automatic refractometers/keratometers 5     *     1   Jan   2004
    Cameras (including anterior segment cameras, retinal cameras, fundus cameras):
        Analogue 8     *     1   Jan   2004
        Digital 4     *     1   Jan   2004
    Colour vision testers (automated) 8     *     1   Jan   2004
    Corneal topography systems 5     *     1   Jan   2004
    Examination chairs 10     *     1   Jan   2004
    Glaucoma diagnostic assets (including ocular coherence tomographs (OCTs), scanning laser ophthalmoscopes and scanning laser polarimeters) 5     *     1   Jan   2004
    Keratometers (Ophthalmometers):
        Automated 5     *     1   Jan   2004
        Manual 12     *     1   Jan   2004
    Ophthalmic surgery assets:
        Microkeratome 3     *     1   Jan   2004
        Ophthalmic cryo surgery systems 5     *     1   Jan   2004
        Ophthalmic diathermy surgery systems 5     *     1   Jan   2004
        Ophthalmic lasers:
            Non-refractive 10     *     1   Jan   2004
            Refractive (including eye tracking systems) 4     *     1   Jan   2004
        Phacoemulsification systems 4     *     1   Jan   2004
        Pupillometers (used for refractive surgery) 5     *     1   Jan   2004
        Vitrectomy systems 4     *     1   Jan   2004
        Wave front analysers 4     *     1   Jan   2004
    Ophthalmic viewers 5     *     1   Jan   2004
    Ophthalmoscopes:
        Direct (including power supply) 8     *     1   Jan   2004
        Indirect 9     *     1   Jan   2004
    Optical dispensing assets - see Table A Photographic, optical and ophthalmic equipment manufacturing (24110)
    Refraction units (including examination chair, instrument arms, table and light source) 10     *     1   Jan   2004
    Refractometers (automated) 5     *     1   Jan   2004
    Slit lamp biomicroscopes:
        Hand-held 9     *     1   Jan   2004
        Mounted 12     *     1   Jan   2004
    Telemedicine digital imaging systems (excluding imaging devices) 4     *     1   Jan   2004
    Tonometers:
        Contact tonometers:
            Applanation:
                Hand-held 6     *     1   Jan   2004
                Mounted 8     *     1   Jan   2004
            Electronic 6     *     1   Jan   2004
        Non-contact tonometers:
            Hand-held 5     *     1   Jan   2004
            Table mounted 8     *     1   Jan   2004
    Trial lens sets 20     *     1   Jan   2004
    Ultrasound diagnostic assets (including A-scan biometers, A/B scan biometers, B-scan biometers, laser interference biometers, pachymeters and ultrasound biomicroscopes (UBMs)) 5     *     1   Jan   2004
    Visual acuity testing assets:
        Automated vision testers 6     *     1   Jan   2004
        Manual vision testers (phoropters) 12     *     1   Jan   2004
        Visual acuity charts (illuminated) 10     *     1   Jan   2004
        Visual acuity chart projectors (automated) 8     *     1   Jan   2004
    Visual field testing assets (perimeters) - automated 5     *     1   Jan   2004
Podiatry services
(85399)
ASSET LIFE
(YEARS)
REVIEWED DATE OF
APPLICATION
Podiatrists' assets:
    Computerised orthoses manufacturing assets:
        Carving mills 7     *     1   Jul   2003
        Contact pin digitisers 7     *     1   Jul   2003
    Doppler vascularscopes 5     *     1   Jul   2003
    Electric nail drills:
        Dust extraction drills 7     *     1   Jul   2003
        Portable dust extraction drills 5     *     1   Jul   2003
        Water and alcohol based spray drills 4     *     1   Jul   2003
    Examination/magnifying lamps 10     *     1   Jul   2003
    Footrests 10     *     1   Jul   2003
    Gait analysis assets:
        Computerised systems (incorporating in-shoe pressure analysis or platform based pressure mats, integrated hardware and integrated software) 4     *     1   Jul   2003
        Non-computerised:
            Treadmills 10     *     1   Jul   2003
            Video cameras 5     *     1   Jul   2003
            Video monitors and video recorders 7     *     1   Jul   2003
    Orthotic benchtop grinders 6     *     1   Jul   2003
    Patient chairs 12     *     1   Jul   2003
    Podiatric instruments 3     *     1   Jul   2003
    Vacuum presses 3     *     1   Jul   2003
    Vascular neurological assessment assets:
        Monofilaments 2     *     1   Jul   2003
        Tuning forks 10     *     1   Jul   2003
Nursing home operation
(86011)
ASSET LIFE
(YEARS)
REVIEWED DATE OF
APPLICATION
Beds:
    Electronic 7     *     1   Jul   2004
    Mechanical 10     *     1   Jul   2004
Bedside cabinets/lockers, carts and poles and overbed tables 10     *     1   Jul   2004
Commodes 10     *     1   Jul   2004
Nurse call systems 7     *     1   Jul   2004
Pan flushers 10     *     1   Jul   2004
Patient hoists and lifters 10     *     1   Jul   2004
Patient monitoring assets 7     *     1   Jul   2004
Patient scales 10     *     1   Jul   2004
Shower chairs 7     *     1   Jul   2004
Trolleys 10     *     1   Jul   2004
Wheelchairs 10     *     1   Jul   2004


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