Taxation Ruling

TR 2020/3

Income tax: effective life of depreciating assets (applicable from 1 July 2020)

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    This Ruling, which applies from 1 July 2020, replaces TR 2019/5 (see paragraph 5 of this Ruling for further details).

Accommodation and food services - (44000 to 45302)

ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD SERVICES
(44000 to 45302)
Accommodation
(44000)
ASSET LIFE
(YEARS)
REVIEWED DATE OF
APPLICATION
Accommodation providers using assets not listed here may rely on determinations shown for Residential property operators (67110)
Accommodation providers who operate a pub, tavern, bar, cafe, restaurant or club within their premises should use the effective life determinations shown for cafes, restaurants, takeaway food services, pubs, taverns, bars and clubs (hospitality) (45110 to 45302) for assets used in that business
Audio visual entertainment assets (including those used in conference and function rooms (including amplifier, audio speaker, digital disc player, microphone, television sets, turntable, video projection equipment)) 5     *     1 Jul 2005
Carpets 7     *     1 Jul 2005
Door controls and motor drive systems for automatic sliding doors and revolving doors (incorporating chains, controls, motors and sensors, but excluding doors) 10     *     1 Jul 2005
Furniture, freestanding:
    Generally (including guestrooms) 7     *     1 Jul 2005
    Outdoor 5     *     1 Jul 2005
Garage doors, electric (excluding doors):
    Controls and motors 5     *     1 Jul 2005
Gates, electric (excluding gates):
    Controls and motors 5     *     1 Jul 2005
Guestroom assets:
    Bathroom assets:
        Accessories, freestanding (including sanitary assets, shower caddies, soap holders and toilet brushes) 1     *     1 Jul 2005
        Hair dryers 3     *     1 Jul 2005
        Heated towel rails, electric 5     *     1 Jul 2005
        Scales 5     *     1 Jul 2005
        Spa bath pumps 7     *     1 Jul 2005
        Towels 1     *     1 Jul 2005
    Bedding (including mattress protectors, pillows and sheets) 2     *     1 Jul 2005
    Bed mattresses 7     *     1 Jul 2005
    Beds:
        Generally (including ensembles) 7     *     1 Jul 2005
        Foldout and rollaway beds (excluding sofas) 3     *     1 Jul 2005
    Bed spreads, blankets and quilts 5     *     1 Jul 2005
    Clocks and clock radios 5     *     1 Jul 2005
    Kitchen assets:
        Bar refrigerators 10     *     1 Jul 2005
        Cooking utensils (including electric jugs, kettles, pans, pots and toasters, but excluding portable cook tops and ovens) 2     *     1 Jul 2005
        Crockery and cutlery 4     *     1 Jul 2005
        Glassware 2     *     1 Jul 2005
        Microwave ovens 5     *     1 Jul 2005
    Laundry assets in guestrooms:
        Clothes dryers 7     *     1 Jul 2005
        Irons and ironing boards 3     *     1 Jul 2005
        Washing machines 7     *     1 Jul 2005
    Window blinds and curtains 6     *     1 Jul 2005
Hot water systems (excluding commercial boilers and piping) 10     *     1 Jul 2005
Housekeeping assets (including bins, buckets, floor signs and toilet brushes) 1     *     1 Jul 2005
Laundry assets used by hotel/motel operators:
    Dryers 10     *     1 Jul 2005
    Linen bins 15     *     1 Jul 2005
    Pressers 15     *     1 Jul 2005
    Roller irons 20     *     1 Jul 2005
    Washing machines 10     *     1 Jul 2005
Public address and paging system assets (including amplifiers, audio speakers and microphones) 10     *     1 Jul 2005
Sauna heating assets 10     *     1 Jul 2005
Swimming pools and spas:
    Chlorinators 8     *     1 Jul 2005
    Filtration assets (including pumps) 8     *     1 Jul 2005
    Heaters 10     *     1 Jul 2005
Trolleys 10     *     1 Jul 2005
Vacuum cleaners 3     *     1 Jul 2005
Water pumps used to deliver water to residences above ground level 10     *     1 Jul 2005
Cafes, restaurants, takeaway food services, pubs, taverns, bars and clubs (hospitality)
(45110 to 45302)
ASSET LIFE
(YEARS)
REVIEWED DATE OF
APPLICATION
Audio visual entertainment assets (including amplifiers, audio speakers, digital disc players, microphones, television sets, turntables and video projection equipment) 5     *     1 Jul 2005
Bars, freestanding (including drink service counters and wet bars) 15     *     1 Jul 2005
Beer dispensing system assets (including, tanks, taps tubes and valves) 15     *     1 Jul 2005
Coffee making machines (including espresso and drip filter type machines) 5     *     1 Jul 2005
Counters for customer service, freestanding 15     *     1 Jul 2005
Dance floor assets, freestanding (including wooden surface, fog and smoke machines, strobe lights and disco balls) 5     *     1 Jul 2005
Dishwasher machines 8     *     1 Jul 2005
Drink blenders 3     *     1 Jul 2005
Drink dispensing machines (including hot water urns, post mix dispensers, refrigerated and frozen drink dispensers and dairy dispensers, but excluding beer dispensing systems) 10     *     1 Jul 2005
Electronic spirits dispensers 5     *     1 Jul 2005
Floor coverings, removable without damage:
    Carpet 5     *     1 Jul 2005
    Rubber safety mats 5     *     1 Jul 2005
Food preparation and service assets:
    Bench top appliances - small portable type (including blenders, food processors, grills, rice cookers and toasters) 3     *     1 Jul 2005
    Cooking appliances, large commercial type (including cook tops, deep fryers, grills, kebab machines, ovens and salamanders) 10     *     1 Jul 2005
    Cookware, handheld (including frypans, pans, pots, trays and woks) 2     *     1 Jul 2005
    Crockery, cutlery and glassware 1     *     1 Jul 2005
    Hot food display assets (including bain marie) 10     *     1 Jul 2005
    Microwave ovens 5     *     1 Jul 2005
    Preparation benches, freestanding 20     *     1 Jul 2005
    Wok burners, large commercial type 8     *     1 Jul 2005
Furniture, freestanding, for customer use:
    In drinking areas of pubs, bars, clubs 5     *     1 Jul 2005
    In dining areas 8     *     1 Jul 2005
Furniture, not freestanding:
    Chairs and tables fixed to ground or building 20     *     1 Jul 2005
Glassware 1     *     1 Jul 2005
Glass washer machines 5     *     1 Jul 2005
Kitchen exhaust fans 5     *     1 Jul 2005
Menu boards 5     *     1 Jul 2005
Poker/gaming machines 7     *     1 Jul 2009
Refrigeration assets:
    Generally (including blast chillers, condensers, evaporators, refrigeration cabinets, standalone freezers and standalone refrigerators) 10     *     1 Jul 2014
    Ice making machines 8     *     1 Jul 2014
    Insulation panels used in cool or freezer rooms 40     *     1 Jul 2014


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