2022 Automobile Deduction Limits

Capital Cost of Passenger Vehicles

The ceiling for CCA for passenger vehicles will be increased from $30,000 to $34,000, before tax, in respect of vehicles (new and used) acquired on or after January 1, 2022.

The ceiling for capital cost allowances (CCA) for zero-emission passenger vehicles will be increased from $55,000 to $59,000, before tax, in respect of vehicles (new and used) acquired on or after January 1, 2022.

Leasing Costs

Deductible leasing costs will be increased from $800 to $900 per month, before tax, for new leases entered into. 

Tax-Exempt Allowance Limit

The limit on the deduction of tax-exempt allowances paid by employers to employees who use their personal vehicle for business purposes will increase by two cents to 61 cents per km for the first 5,000 km’s driven, and 55 cents for each additional km.

Maximum Allowable Interest Deduction

The maximum allowable interest deduction for amounts borrowed to purchase an automobile will remain at $300.00 per month for loans related to vehicles acquired after 2021.

The general prescribed rate used to determine the taxable benefit of employees relating to the personal portion of automobile expenses paid by their employers will be increased by two cents to 29 cents per km.

2022 Automobile Allowance

The automobile allowance rates for 2022 are:

  • 61¢ per kilometre for the first 5,000 kilometres driven
  • 55¢ per kilometre driven after that

December 23, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada

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