• Accelerated rates of depreciation

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    You use the rate that corresponds to the effective life of the item of plant. The following tables show the appropriate rates.

    For most general items of plant the rates are as follows.

    Effective life in years

    Prime cost rate %

    Diminishing value rate %

    Less than 3

    100

    -

    3 to less than 5

    40

    60

    5 to less than 6 2/3

    27

    40

    6 2/3 to less than 10

    20

    30

    10 to less than 13

    17

    25

    13 to less than 30

    13

    20

    30 or more

    7

    10

    For most cars and motor cycles the following rates apply.

    Effective life in years

    Prime cost rate %

    Diminishing value rate %

    Less than 3

    100

    -

    3 to less than 5

    33

    50

    5 to less than 6 2/3

    20

    30

    6 2/3 to less than 10

    15

    22.5

    10 to less than 13

    10

    15

    13 to less than 20

    8

    11.25

    20 to less than 40

    5

    7.5

    40 or more

    3

    3.75

    For employees' amenities, special minimum rates of 33 per cent prime cost or 50 per cent diminishing value apply. Employees' amenities means property used mainly to provide clothing cupboards, first aid, rest-room or recreational facilities and meals or facilities for meals for certain employees and their children.

    Last modified: 01 Jun 2005QC 27399