Client has a principal residence that he rents out 30% of his house, he bought appliances of $5K, should he claim CCA? Will he lose the principal residence exemption?

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You don't make it clear if the appliances are for the exclusive use of the renters, or if this is one of those situations where your client is renting out rooms, with shared use of the kitchen.  If the rented-out space has a self-contained kitchen area and the appliances are for the exclusive use of the renters then, yes, you can take CCA.  But I would be very wary of taking CCA on appliances where there is mixed use - personal and rental.

Jo Ruelle

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