The CRA Standard Rate Goes Up For 2018 - CarData Reviews Trends

The CRA Standard Rate Goes Up For 2018 - CarData Reviews Trends Over the Past Decade

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AMHERST, N.Y., Dec. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- At yearend the Canadian Department of Finance announces the coming years Automobile Deduction Limits and Expense Benefit Rates for Business. This is commonly referred to as the CRA Standard Kilometer Rate. 

CRA Standard Kilometer Rate

CRA STANDARD KILOMETER RATE

Effective January 1, the CRA Cents Per Kilometer Rate for 2018 is up 1 cent to 55 cents per kilometer for the first 5,000 kms and 49 cents over 5,000 kms.  The standard kilometer rate for business is based on an annual study of the fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile.

The application for the CRA Kilometer Rate is to reimburse occasional business use.

The table below created by CarData Online displays the CRA Standard Kilometer Rate for the past 13 years. The rate has been in the 54 and 55 cents per kilometer range since 2013.  Before that there was another period of consistency for the four years from 2008 to 2011.


                    CRA Standard Kilometer Rate


Effective Date  

Until Date

Below 5000 km  

Above 5000 km  

2018 January


0.55

0.49

2016 January

2017 December

0.54

0.48

2015 January

2015 December

0.55

0.49

2013 January

2014 December

0.54

0.48

2012 January

2012 December

0.53

0.47

2008 January

2011 December

0.52

0.46

2006 January

2007 December

0.50

0.44

2005 January

2005 December

0.45

0.39

2003 January

2004 December

0.42

0.36







CAPITAL COST ALLOWANCE

Per the Department of Finance Canada, "The ceiling on the capital cost of passenger vehicles for capital cost allowance (CCA) purposes will remain at $30,000 (plus applicable federal and provincial sales taxes) for purchases after 2017. This ceiling restricts the cost of a vehicle on which CCA may be claimed for business purposes. The limit on deductible leasing costs will remain at $800 per month (plus applicable federal and provincial sales taxes) for leases entered into after 2017."

Click HERE for more details on CarData Consultants, and how to find the best CRA compliant reimbursement plan for your business.

Please see official CRA release HERE.

About CarData Consultants CarData provides precision vehicle reimbursement programs for the mobile workforce. CarData services save money, reduce risk, and remove administration. CarData programs are compliant with the IRS and the CRA procedures.

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