Taxation Ruling

TR 2019/5

Income tax: effective life of depreciating assets (applicable from 1 July 2019)

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Construction - (30110 to 32990)

CONSTRUCTION
(30110 to 32990)
ASSET LIFE
(YEARS)
REVIEWED DATE OF
APPLICATION
Air compressors:
    Compressors - reciprocating 7     *     1   Jul   2008
    Compressors - rotary screw 10     *     1   Jul   2008
Backhoe loaders 9     *     1   Jul   2002
Bending machines (bar, angle or rod) 10     *     1   Jul   2008
Block and brick elevators (portable) 10     *     1   Jul   2008
Chain blocks, rod shears, jacks etc 13   1/3 1   Jan   2001
Compaction:
    Compactors - flat plate 8     *     1   Jul   2008
    Compactors - vertical rammer 6     *     1   Jul   2008
Concreting assets:
    Brick and paving saws 5     *     1   Jul   2008
    Buggies or dumpers (motorised) 5 1   Jan   2001
    Concrete demolition saws 3     *     1   Jul   2008
    Concrete kibble buckets 15     *     1   Jul   2008
    Concrete mixers 4     *     1   Jul   2008
    Concrete surface preparation assets (including floor grinders, planers and scarifiers) 5     *     1   Jul   2008
    Concrete trowels:
        Ride on 7     *     1   Jul   2008
        Walk behind 5     *     1   Jul   2008
    Concrete vibrating screeders 5     *     1   Jul   2008
    Concrete vibrators:
        Brushcutter style 5     *     1   Jul   2008
        Drive units 6     *     1   Jul   2008
        Flexible shaft pumps 6     *     1   Jul   2008
        Vibrating shaft 3     *     1   Jul   2008
    Concrete wheeled saws 6     *     1   Jul   2008
    Hoppers, skips and hoist buckets 10 1   Jan   2001
    Mobile concrete pumping units 6   2/3 1   Jan   2001
Cranes (mobile):
    Light and medium 15     *     1   Jul   2002
    Heavy (over 15.24 tonnes lift) 20     *     1   Jul   2002
    Tower and hoists 10 1   Jan   2001
Dozers/front end loaders 9     *     1   Jul   2002
Forklifts 11     *     1   Jul   2002
Formwork, beams and props, steel 10     *     1   Jul   2008
Hydraulic excavators 10     *     1   Jul   2002
Lift slab assets (incorporating spreader bars, clutches, pulleys and cables) 5     *     1   Jul   2008
Mini excavators 8     *     1   Jul   2002
Motor graders 10     *     1   Jul   2002
Pavers 12     *     1   Jul   2002
Power supply assets:
    Generators, portable (incorporating attached engine management and generator monitoring instruments):
        Diesel 10     *     1   Jul   2008
        Petrol 5     *     1   Jul   2008
Power tools:
    Chain saws 3     *     1   Jul   2008
    Hand tools:
        Air 5     *     1   Jul   2008
        Battery 3     *     1   Jul   2008
        Electric 5     *     1   Jul   2008
    Jack hammers:
        Air 7     *     1   Jul   2008
        Electric 3     *     1   Jul   2008
    Nail guns - air 3     *     1   Jul   2008
Profilers 10     *     1   Jul   2002
Pumps 10 1   Jan   2001
Road rollers 15     *     1   Jul   2002
Saws, bench and mitre, portable 7     *     1   Jul   2008
Scrapers 8     *     1   Jul   2002
Skid steer loaders 7     *     1   Jul   2002
Stabiliser recyclers 12     *     1   Jul   2002
Surveying assets (including levels) - see Table A Surveying and mapping services (69220)
Telescopic handlers 10     *     1   Jul   2002
Tool carriers 10     *     1   Jul   2002
Track loaders 9     *     1   Jul   2002
Traffic management assets (use the relevant lives given under Table A Rental and hiring services (66110 to 67200), whether or not the assets are in fact hired or leased)
Welders:
    Diesel 10     *     1   Jul   2008
    Electric 5     *     1   Jul   2008
Wheel loaders 8     *     1   Jul   2002
Winches 13   1/3 1   Jan   2001
Other heavy and civil engineering construction n.e.c.
(31099)
ASSET LIFE
(YEARS)
REVIEWED DATE OF
APPLICATION
Automatic welding machines (used at sea in construction of submarine pipelines) 10 1   Jan   2001

Not previously issued as a draft

References

ATO references:
NO 1-HHM96UX

Previous Rulings/Determinations:
TR 2013/4
TR 2014/4
TR 2015/2
TR 2016/1
TR 2017/2
TR 2018/4

ISSN: 2205-6122

Subject References:
depreciation
depreciation rate
effective life

Business Line:  PGI

Legislative References:
ITAA 1997
ITAA 1997 Div 40
ITAA 1997 40-25
ITAA 1997 40-70(1)
ITAA 1997 40-72(1)
ITAA 1997 40-75(1)
ITAA 1997 40-95
ITAA 1997 40-95(4)
ITAA 1997 40-95(5)
ITAA 1997 40-95(7)
ITAA 1997 40-100
ITAA 1997 40-100(5)
ITAA 1997 40-100(6)(b)
ITAA 1997 40-102
ITAA 1997 40-102(4)
ITAA 1997 40-102(4A)
ITAA 1997 40-105
ITAA 1997 40-110
ITAA 1997 40-345(2)
TAA 1953

Other References:
Income Tax (Effective Life of Depreciating Assets) Amendment Determination 2019 (No. 1)

TR 2019/5 history
  Date: Version: Change:
  26 June 2019 Original ruling  
You are here 22 April 2020 Consolidated ruling  

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