Commonwealth of Australia
Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
I, XXXX, Deputy Commissioner of Taxation delegate of the Commissioner of Taxation under subsection 8 of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 , make the following legislative instrument regarding the cents per kilometre deduction rate for motor vehicle expenses for years of income commencing 1 July 2018 in accordance with subsection 28-25(4) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 .
Taxation Administration Act 1953
1. Name of instrument
This instrument is the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 - cents per kilometre deduction rate for car expenses 2018 .
This instrument is taken to have commenced on 1 July 2018.
3. Repealing of existing instrument
This legislative instrument repeals and replaces legislative instrument Income Tax Assessment Act - Cents per kilometre deduction rate for motor vehicle expenses (F2016L01157), registered on 4 July 2016.
This instrument applies to work-related car expense deductions, and sets the rate at which those deductions may be calculated using the cents per kilometre method. Subsection 28-25(4) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 allows the Commissioner of Taxation to determine the rate for the cents per kilometre method for an income year.
The Commissioner of Taxation has determined that the rate is 68 cents per kilometre for the income year commencing 1 July 2018.
This rate applies to the income year commencing 1 July 2018, and remains applicable to subsequent income years until such time as the Commissioner of Taxation, having regard to subsection 28-25(5), determines that it should be varied.
5. Determination (Who is covered by this Determination)
This determination applies to eligible taxpayers who elect to use the cents per kilometre method when calculating income tax deductions for their work-related car expenses.
Deputy Commissioner of Taxation
MVE 2018/D1 - Explanatory statement