What car depreciation index
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1. The car limit under section 40-230 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (ITAA 1997) for the 2013-14 financial year is $57,466.
2. In July 2013, Laura buys a car to which the car limit applies for $60,000 to use in carrying on her business. As Laura started to hold the car in the 2013-14 financial year, in working out the car's decline in value for the 2013-14 income year, the first element of cost of the car is reduced to $57,466.
Date of effect
3. The Determination applies for the financial year commencing on 1 July 2013.Source: law.ato.gov.au