Corporate Taxation and U.S. Federal Tax Rates

Capital Cost Allowance Rates – 2021

This document is up to date as of August 1, 2021 and reflects the status of legislation, including proposed amendments at this date.

Description of Property Rate1 Class
Buildings acquired since 1988, including component parts 4% 1
Buildings acquired on or after March 19, 20072 and used 90% + for manufacturing and processing (separate class) 10%3
Buildings acquired on or after March 19, 20072 and used 90%+ for non-residential purposes (separate class) 6%3
Fences, greenhouses, wood buildings (farming and fishing) 10% 6
Assets not included in any other class such as accessories, equipment, furniture, photocopiers, telephones, tools costing more than $500 and outdoor advertising panels4 20% 8
Automobiles, panel trucks, trucks, tractors, trailers4,5 30% 10
Passenger vehicles, the cost of which is equal to or exceeds prescribed amounts ($30,000 + tax – see Section V)4,5 30% 10.1
Application software, small tools, cutlery, linen, uniforms, moulds, medical instruments costing less than $500 and rented videotapes 100% 12
Leasehold improvements4 Lease term6 13
Taxis, automobiles acquired for short-term leasing and coin-operated video games4,5 40% 16
Trucks and tractors designed for hauling freight4,5 40%7 16
Parking areas or similar surface construction 8% 17
Electric charging stations 100%8 43.1 / 43.2
Data network infrastructure equipment4 30% 46
Computer equipment, systems software and related equipment4 55%9 50
Manufacturing or processing equipment acquired after 2015 and before 2026 100%8 53
Other zero emissiom vehicles or automotive equipment 10 100% 56

1 Rates Rates are declining balance unless otherwise indicated. Property acquired after November 20, 2018 generally qualifies for an enhanced deduction in the first year of 150% of the deduction normally granted, at the rate applicable to the class. This measure does not apply to property that is fully deductible in the first year.
2 Building must not have been acquired or used by anyone before March 19, 2007.
3 Includes additions and modifications made to a building since March 19, 2007 included in a separate class even though the building was acquired before that date.
4 100% for property acquired after April 18, 2021 by a CCPC that is available for use before 2024, up to an annual ceiling of $1.5 million to be shared among associated corporations. At the date of publication, Ontario and New Brunswick had not announced whether they would harmonize with this measure.
5 Eligible zero-emission vehicles are 100% deductible in the first year (for acquisitions prior to March 2, 2020, the vehicle had to be new). Eligible property must be classified under classes 54 or 55, according to its characteristics.
6 Straight-line capital cost allowance over the lease term (including the first renewal period), for a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 40 years.
7 60% rate in Quebec for new vehicles.
8 For property available for use before 2024 (rate reduced to 75% for property available for use in 2024 and 2025 and to 55% in 2026 and 2027). Additional deduction in Quebec equal to 30% of the capital cost allowance claimed in the previous year for new property.
9 In Quebec, 100% rate for property available for use before 2024 plus an additional 30% deduction for capital cost allowance claimed in the previous year for new property.
10 Includes automotive equipment acquired after March 1, 2020, other than an automotive vehicle designed or adapted to be used on highways and streets (class 54 and 55 property) that is fully electric or powered by hydrogen or a combination of the two.
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