Taxation Ruling

TR 2018/4

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

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ASSET LIFE
(YEARS)
REVIEWED DATE OF
APPLICATION
Fences:
    Portable electric fences 20     *     1 Jul 2014
    Wire mesh (demountable used for partitioning purposes, including portable electric fences) 20     *     1 Jul 2014
Fire control and alarm assets:
    Alarms:
        Heat 6     *     1 Jul 2004
        Smoke 6     *     1 Jul 2004
    Detection and alarm systems:
        Alarm bells 12     *     1 Jul 2004
        Detectors:
            Aspirated smoke 12     *     1 Jul 2004
            Heat 20     *     1 Jul 2004
            Manual call point (addressable type only) 20     *     1 Jul 2004
            Multi type 20     *     1 Jul 2004
            Smoke 20     *     1 Jul 2004
        Fire indicator panels 12     *     1 Jul 2004
        Gas suppression cylinders 25     *     1 Jul 2004
    Emergency warning and intercommunication systems:
        Master emergency control panels 12     *     1 Jul 2004
        Speakers 12     *     1 Jul 2004
        Strobe lights 12     *     1 Jul 2004
        Warden intercom phones 12     *     1 Jul 2004
    Extinguishers 15     *     1 Jul 2004
    Hoses and nozzles 10     *     1 Jul 2004
    Pumps (including diesel and electric) 25     *     1 Jul 2004
    Stair pressurisation assets:
        AC variable speed drives (VSDs) 10     *     1 Jul 2004
        Pressurisation and extraction fans 25     *     1 Jul 2004
        Sensors 10     *     1 Jul 2004
Floor coverings (removable without damage):
    Carpets (excluding fixed carpet tiles) 8     *     1 Jul 2016
    Floating timber 15     *     1 Jul 2016
    Linoleum and vinyl 10     *     1 Jul 2016
Fogging machines (insecticide, including cold foggers and thermal foggers):
    Portable 6     *     1 Jul 2013
    Vehicle mounted 10     *     1 Jul 2013
Forklifts 11     *     1 Jul 2002
Forklift battery chargers 11     *     1 Jul 2013
Formwork, beams and props, steel 10     *     1 Jul 2008
Foundations for plant and machinery (integral to the operation of such plant and machinery, but not incorporated into the plant and machinery itself) 40     *     1 Jul 2014


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