Can I claim my contribution to condo building repairs as a special levy for small home business?

I paid a special levy for membrane repairs two years ago but the final bill has only now been settled. (I get $2000 returned so paid $28,000 for maintenance. Can I claim this as maintenance costs for small business expenses?

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Unfortunately, no.  Per CRA, if any repairs relate to any other part of the house other than the office in home, it cannot be claimed.  As this expense is to the exterior of the building it has no relation to the earning of income.

"For example, if the expenses you paid (such as cleaning materials or paint) were to maintain a part of the house that was not used as a work space, then you cannot deduct any part of them. Alternatively, if the expenses you paid were to maintain the work space only, then you may be able to deduct all or most of them."


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