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).

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ASSET LIFE
(YEARS)
REVIEWED DATE OF
APPLICATION
Machine tools (grinding machines, lathes, milling machines etc):
    CNC and NC based machines 10     *     1 Jul 2014
    Conventional or manual machines 20     *     1 Jul 2014
Mini-skid steer loaders (with a carrying capacity less than or equal to 1100 kg) 5     *     1 Jul 2005
Mini-skid steer loader attachments:
    Others (including auger and bucket) 5     *     1 Jan 2004
    Stump grinders 2     *     1 Jan 2004
Motor graders 10     *     1 Jul 2002
Motor vehicles and trailers:
    Buses having a gross vehicle mass of more than 3.5 tonnes [51] 15     *#     1 Jan 2005
    Cars (motor vehicles designed to carry a load of less than one tonne and fewer than 9 passengers):
        Generally 8     *     1 Jan 2006
        Hire cars [52] :
            Cars used to provide basic service ride-sourcing, ride-hailing or ride-sharing services (eg uberX) 8     *     1 Jul 2016
            Generally (including cars used to provide premium service ride-sourcing, ride-hailing or ride-sharing services eg UberBLACK) 6     *     1 Jul 2016
        Rental cars [53] 5     *     1 Jul 2016
        Taxis 4     *     1 Jul 2015
    Garbage compactor trucks - see Table A Solid waste collection services (29110)
    Light commercial vehicles designed to carry a load of one tonne or greater and having a gross vehicle mass of 3.5 tonnes or less [54] 12     *#     1 Jan 2005
    Limousines:
        Sedan limousines 6     *     1 Jul 2016
        Stretch limousines 12     *     1 Jul 2016
    Minibuses having a gross vehicle mass of 3.5 tonnes or less and designed to carry 9 or more passengers [55] 12     *#     1 Jan 2005
    Motorcycles (including courier motorcycles and mailbox delivery motorcycles) 7     *     1 Jul 2015
    Scooters 3     *     1 Jul 2015
    Trailers having a gross vehicle mass greater than 4.5 tonnes [56] 15     *#     1 Jan 2005
    Trailers having a gross vehicle mass of 4.5 tonnes or less:
        Aluminium, galvanised steel, galvanised hot dipped steel and powder coated trailers 10     *     1 Jul 2015
        Mild steel trailers (painted and unpainted) 5     *     1 Jul 2015
    Trucks having a gross vehicle mass greater than 3.5 tonnes (excluding off highway trucks used in mining operations) [57] 15     *#     1 Jan 2005
Moving walks 20     *     1 Jan 2003
Musical instruments and associated equipment:
    Associated portable equipment (including amplifiers, microphones, speakers, mixers and music stands) 6 2/3     *     1 Jan 2001
    Brass instruments 10     *     1 Jan 2001
    Keyboard instruments (acoustic) 10     *     1 Jan 2001
    Keyboard instruments (electric) 5     *     1 Jan 2001
    Percussion instruments 5     *     1 Jan 2001
    Stringed instruments 10     *     1 Jan 2001
    Woodwind instruments 10     *     1 Jan 2001


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