Finance Minister Joe Oliver today announced the automobile expense deduction limits and the prescribed rates for the operating expense benefit for income tax purposes that will apply in 2015.
The limit on the deduction of tax-exempt allowances paid by employers to employees using their personal vehicle for business purposes for 2015 will be increased by one cent to 55 cents per kilometre for the first 5,000 kilometres driven and to 49 cents for each additional kilometre.
The rates for the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon are traditionally set 4 cents higher and they will also increase by one cent to to 59 cents for the first 5,000 kilometres driven and to 53 cents for each additional kilometre.
These are the only changes for 2015 and all other limits and rates will remain the same as in 2014.
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.