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Vinyl Siding cost as depreciation in Rental Expenses T776 Capital Cost Allowance (CCA) for how many years?

I made major renovation such as changing Vinyl Siding.
For how many years I need to declare its cost as depreciation in Rental Expenses T776 Capital Cost Allowance (CCA)?
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Level 1

Vinyl Siding cost as depreciation in Rental Expenses T776 Capital Cost Allowance (CCA) for how many years?

You can't depreciate the vinyl siding itself.   It increases the value of the building and therefore you would have to depreciate the cost of the building itself.  I believe most would not recommend this as it can create a recapture income at such time as you sell it however should you choose to do so you would separate the cost of the building from the land, add the cost of renovations, and the depreciation class would be class 1.
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Level 1

Vinyl Siding cost as depreciation in Rental Expenses T776 Capital Cost Allowance (CCA) for how many years?

You can't depreciate the vinyl siding itself.   It increases the value of the building and therefore you would have to depreciate the cost of the building itself.  I believe most would not recommend this as it can create a recapture income at such time as you sell it however should you choose to do so you would separate the cost of the building from the land, add the cost of renovations, and the depreciation class would be class 1.
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Vinyl Siding cost as depreciation in Rental Expenses T776 Capital Cost Allowance (CCA) for how many years?

Thank you Jeffrey!!!
But how come old tap replacement I can count as rental expense without fear but replacement of rotten wood siding (zero chances to generate income with it) consider as recapture income. Sounds like unfair CRA.
Level 1

Vinyl Siding cost as depreciation in Rental Expenses T776 Capital Cost Allowance (CCA) for how many years?

Replacing a tap is a current expense...upgrading the value is a capital expense.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/bsnss/tpcs/rntl/crcp-eng.html
Level 1

Vinyl Siding cost as depreciation in Rental Expenses T776 Capital Cost Allowance (CCA) for how many years?

And there no chance to convince CRA that in my case siding is not upgrade but necessary replacement?
Level 1

Vinyl Siding cost as depreciation in Rental Expenses T776 Capital Cost Allowance (CCA) for how many years?

That is between you and the CRA.
Level 1

Vinyl Siding cost as depreciation in Rental Expenses T776 Capital Cost Allowance (CCA) for how many years?

LOL.
Thank you Jeffrey again.
What is a name of your service bookkeeping company or how can I reach you?
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Vinyl Siding cost as depreciation in Rental Expenses T776 Capital Cost Allowance (CCA) for how many years?

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Level 1

Vinyl Siding cost as depreciation in Rental Expenses T776 Capital Cost Allowance (CCA) for how many years?

Level 1

Vinyl Siding cost as depreciation in Rental Expenses T776 Capital Cost Allowance (CCA) for how many years?

Yes.