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Income Tax Act, 1962 (Act 58 of 1962)

Chapter II: The Taxes

Part I: Normal Tax

12NA. Deductions in respect of improvements on property in respect of which government holds a right of use or occupation

 

(1) There shall be allowed to be deducted from the income of a person, expenditure actually incurred by that person to effect an improvement to land or to a building in terms of an obligation to effect those improvements to that land or to that building in terms of a Public Private Partnership if the government of the Republic in the national, provincial or local sphere holds the right of use or occupation of that land or building.

 

(2) The amount allowed to be deducted in terms of this section in respect of any year of assessment shall be equal to the amount of expenditure contemplated in subsection (1) that has not been allowed to be deducted in terms of this section, divided by the number of years (including that year of assessment) for which the taxpayer will derive income in respect of the Public Private Partnership in terms of the agreement or 25 years, whichever is the lesser.

 

(3) Where any amount as contemplated in section (10)(1)(zI) is received by or accrues to a person from the government of the Republic in the national, provincial or local sphere for the purpose of effecting an improvement to land or a building or in respect of the defraying of the cost of any improvements in terms of the Public Private Partnership contemplated in subsection (1), the expenditure to be deducted in terms of this section shall be reduced in an amount equal to an amount that is exempt in terms of that section.

 

(4) This section shall not apply if the person effecting an improvement to land or to a building is a person carrying on any banking, financial services or insurance business.

 

[Section 12NA inserted by section 25 of Act No. 43 of 2014]