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Tax - Exempt Automobile Allowance Limits on Payments by Employers to Employees for 2006 (all provinces excluding territories)

$0.50 / kilometre on first 5,000 kms

$0.44 / kilometre in excess of 5,000 kms

(Reflects key cost components of owning and operating an automobile, such as depreciation, financing, insurance, maintenance and fuel costs.)

Employer-Provided Vehicles – Operating Expenses Taxable Benefit - Generally Prescribed Rate Relating to Personal Portion of Automobile Operating Expenses Paid by Employers for 2006

$0.22 / kilometre (all taxpayers not employed principally in selling or leasing automobiles)

$0.19 / kilometre (only taxpayers employed principally in selling or leasing automobiles)

(A separate automobile standby charge benefit for having an employer-provided vehicle available for personal use is also to be calculated and included in the employee’s income.)

Ceiling on Capital Cost of Passenger Vehicles for Capital Cost Allowance (CCA) for 2006

$30,000 (plus applicable federal and provincial sales taxes) for purchases after 2005

(This ceiling restricts the cost of a vehicle on which CCA may be claimed for business purposes.)

Maximum Allowable Interest Deductions on Automobile Purchase Loans for 2006

$300 per month for loans related to vehicles acquired after 2005

Limits on Deductible Automobile Leasing Costs for 2006

$800 per month (plus applicable federal and provincial taxes) for leases entered into after 2005

(A separate restriction prorates deductible automobile lease costs where the value of the vehicle exceeds the capital cost ceiling as indicated above.)

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