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Must the wear and tear allowance for a small business corporation be apportioned?

Tuesday, 19 May 2015   (0 Comments)
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Author: SAIT Technical

Q: I need to know if the 50/30/20 wear and tear allowance for a small business corporation should be apportioned if the applicable asset was purchased during a year of assessment. For example, if the asset was bought on 1 September and the financial year end is February, can a taxpayer only get 50% of the allowance?

A: Section 12E(1A)(b) does not in our view require that the allowance be apportioned if brought into use during the year and provides for a straight line write off of 50/30/20 for 3 years starting in the year it was first brought into use.

See also SARS IN 9 (issue 5).

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