Full Expensing for Clean Energy Investments

By mmuise
Description:

The Full Expensing for Clean Energy Investments allows businesses to immediately write off the full cost of specified clean energy equipment, subject to the Capital Cost Allowance (CCA) rules.


Comments on Funding:

The incentive is:
- an accelerated CA rate of 30% calculated on a declining-balance basis under class 43.1 for specified clean energy equipment acquired after February 21, 1994;
- an accelerated CCA rate of 50% under class 43.2 for equipment acquired after February 22, 2005, and before 2025, that would otherwise be eligible for class 43.1 (subject to certain limited exceptions);
Many of these assets would otherwise depreciate at lower rates of 4, 8 or 20%.

Businesses who acquired property after November 20, 2018, and the property becomes available for use before 2028, will be eligible for an enhanced first-year allowance. The enhanced allowance will initially provide a 100% deduction, with a phase-out for property that becomes available for use after 2023. Full Expensing effectively suspends the half-year rule for property eligible for this measure.

Deadline: Rolling deadline
Eligibility:

Applicants must be businesses that have specified clean energy equipment under classes 43.1 and 43.2 after February 21, 1994 or that will acquire it before 2025.

Eligible clean energy equipment:

  • Class 4
  • 1:
    a) electrical vehicle charging stations (EVCSs) set up to supply more than 10 kilowatts but less than 90 kilowatts of continuous power. This is for property acquired for use after March 21, 2016, that has not been used or acquired for use before March 22, 201

  • b) geothermal heat recovery equipment acquired for use after March 21, 2017, that is used primarily for extracting heat for sale. Geothermal equipment may be eligible for accelerated capital cost allowance.
  • Class 4
  • 2: EVCSs set up to supply 90 kilowatts and more of continuous power. This is for property acquired for use after March 21, 2016, that has not been used or acquired for use before March 22, 201
Application Steps:

No specific steps have been identified.

Documentation Needed:

No specific documentation has been identified.

Other Things to Note:

Date modified: 2023-07-28

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