2019 LIMITS AND RATES RELATED
TO AUTOMOBILE EXPENSES

February 2019

AUTOMOBILE EXPENSES

The rates for automobile expenses, deduction limits and the prescribed rates for determining
taxable benefits on automobile operating expenses are as follows for 2019.

 20192018
Maximum capital cost of a passenger vehicle for the purposes of
capital cost allowance
$30,000 (1)$30,000 (1)
Allowable interest expenses$300 per month$300 per month
Allowable leasing expenses (2) and (3)$800 per month (1)$800 per month (1)
Tax-exempt allowances paid by the employer to the employee – based
on the distance the employee travels in his or her automobile:
First 5,000 kilometres$0.58 per km$0.55 per km
Any additional kilometres$0.52 per km$0.49 per km
(1) Does not include the GST and/or the QST.
(2) Please note that the lease limit remains the same during the entire period of the lease.
(3) This limit is one of the two restrictions on the deduction of automobile lease payments. A separate restriction prorates deductible lease costs where the value of the automobile exceeds the maximum capital cost.
For additional information, please contact a member of our Tax Deparment.

Download a PDF of this issue