Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced on December 30, 2016 the income tax deduction limits and expense benefit rates that will apply in 2017 when using an automobile for business purposes.
The limit on the deduction of tax-exempt allowances paid by employers to employees using their personal vehicle for business purposes during 2017 will remain at 54 cents per kilometre for the first 5,000 kilometres driven and 48 cents for each additional kilometre.
The rates for the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon are traditionally set 4 cents higher and they will remain at 58 cents per kilometre for the first 5,000 kilometres driven and 52 cents for each additional kilometre.
While the above information will be sufficient for most churches, additional details for specific situations including standby charges for the personal use of an employer provided vehicle, capital cost allowance, leasing costs, interest costs, etc. may be viewed on the Department of Finance Canada website.