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Claiming Depreciation On Buildings

The IRD issued interpretation statement. Explaining the depreciation on building. IS 22/04: Claiming depreciation on buildings

  1. In 2020, depreciation deductions were reintroduced for non-residential buildings used, or available for use, for deriving income or carrying on a business for that purpose. For these buildings, depreciation can be claimed for the 2020-21 and later income years. The depreciation rate for residential buildings remains at 0%.
  2. Whether a building is a non-residential building or a residential building is determined based on the building’s predominant use. A building owner cannot apportion a mixed-use building for depreciation purposes. Because the test is based on the building’s predominant use, it is effectively an all-or-nothing test.



*The above article is a high-level explanation of the methods of calculation, and there may be other technicalities/rules that are applicable. The complexity of the calculations can also vary. Please reach out to us if you have specific questions regarding your situation.


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