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SCHEDULE XIV - RATES OF DEPRECIATION

Nature of Assets Single W.D.V. % Shift S.L.M. %
I.  a) 

BUILDINGS (other than factory buildings) [NESD]

5 1.63
b) 

FACTORY BUILDINGS

10 3.34
c) 

PURELY TEMPORARY ERECTIONS such as wooden structures

100 100
II. 

PLANT AND MACHINERY

i. 

General rate applicable to,

   
a) 

plant and machinery (not being a ship) other than continuous process plant for which no special rate has been prescribed under (ii) below

Single Shift

13.91 4.75

Double Shift

20.87 7.42

Triple Shift

27.82 10.34
b) 

continuous process plant, other than those for which no special rate has been prescribed under (ii) below (NESD)

15.33 5.28
ii. 

Special Rates

A.  1.

Cinematograph films – Machinery used in the production and exhibition of cinematograph films (NESD)

 

20

 
 

7.07

 
a) 

Recording equipment, reproducing equipment, developing machines, printing machines, editing machines, synchronizers and studio lights except bulbs

b)

Projecting equipment of film exhibiting concerns

2. 

Cycles (NESD)

20 7.07
3. 

Electrical Machinery, X-ray and electrotherapeutic apparatus and accessories thereto, medical diagnostic equipments, namely, Catscan, Ultrasound Machine, ECG Monitors, etc. (NESD)

20 7.07
4. 

Juice boiling pans (karhais) (NESD)

20 7.07
5. 

Motor-cars, motor cycles, scooters and other mopeds (NESD)

25.89 9.5
6. 

Electrically operated vehicles including battery powered or fuel cell powered vehicles (NESD)

20 7.07
7. 

Sugarcane crushers (indigenous kolhus and belans) (NESD)

20 7.07
8. 

Glass manufacturing concerns except direct fire glass melting furnaces — recuperative and regenerative glass melting furnaces

Single Shift

20 7.07

Double Shift

30 11.31

Triple Shift

40 16.21
9. 

Machinery used in the manufacture of electronic goods or components

Single Shift

15.62 5.38

Double Shift

23.42 8.46

Triple Shift

31.23 11.87
B.  1. 

Aeroplanes, Aeroengines, simulators, visual system and quick engine change equipment (NESD)

16.2 5.6
2. 

Concrete pipes manufacture moulds (NESD)

30 11.31
3. 

Drum container manufacture dies (NESD)

4. 

Earth-moving machinery employed in heavy construction works, such as dams, tunnels, canals, etc. (NESD)

5. 

Glass manufacturing concerns except direct fire glass melting furnaces - Moulds (NESD)

6. 

Moulds in iron foundries (NESD)

7. 

Mineral oil concerns — Field operations (above ground) — portable boilers, drilling tools, well-head tanks, rigs, etc. (NESD)

8. 

Mines and quarries — Portable underground machinery and earth moving machinery used in open cast mining (NESD)

9. 

Motor buses and motor lorries other than used in a business of running them on hire

9A. 

Motor tractors, harvesting combines (NESD)

10. 

Patterns, dies and templates (NESD)

11. 

Ropeway structures — Rope-ways, ropes and trestle sheaves and connected parts (NESD)

12. 

Shoes and other leather goods factories — wooden lasts used in the manufacture of shoes

Single Shift

30 11.31

Double Shift

45 18.96

Triple Shift

60 29.05
C.  1. 

Motor buses, motor lorries and motor taxies used in a business or running them on hire (NESD)

40 16.21
2. 

Rubber and plastic goods factories — Moulds (NESD)

3. 

Data Processing Machines including computers (NESD)

4. 

Gas cylinders including valves and regulators (NESD)

D.  1. 

Artificial silk manufacturing machinery wooden parts

2. 

Cinematography films — Bulbs of studio lights

3. 

Flour Mills — Rollers

100 100
4. 

Glass manufacturing concerns Direct fire glass melting furnaces

4A 

Float Glass Melting Furnaces (NESD)

27 10
5. 

Iron and steel industries —Rolling mills rolls

   
6. 

Match factories — Wooden match frames

   
7. 

Mineral oil concerns —

   
a) 

Plant used in field operations (below ground) — Distribution returnable packages

100 100
b) 

Plant used in field operations (below ground) but not including assets used in field operations (distribution) — Kerbside pumps including under ground tanks and fittings

8. 

Mines and quarries —

a) 

Tubs, windings ropes, haulage ropes and sand stowing pipes

b) 

Safety lamps

9. 

Salt works — salt pans, reservoirs and condensers, etc., made of earthy, sandy or clay material or any other similar material

10. 

Sugar works — Rollers

III.

FURNITURE AND FITTINGS

1. 

General rates (NESD)

18.1 6.33
2. 

Rate for furniture and fittings used in hotels, restaurants and boarding houses, schools, colleges and other educational institutions, libraries, welfare centres, meeting halls, cinema houses, theatres and circus, and for furniture and fittings let out in hire for use on the occasion of marriages and similar functions (NESD)

25.88 9.5
IV. 

SHIPS —

1. 

Ocean-going ships —

   
i) 

Fishing vessels with wooden hull (NESD)

27.05 10
ii) 

Dredgers, tugs, barges, survey launches and other similar ships used mainly for dredging purposes (NESD)

19.8 7
iii) 

Other ships (NESD)

14.6 5
2. 

Vessels ordinarily operating on inland waters —

   
i) 

Speed boats (NESD)

20 7.07
ii) 

Other vessels (NESD)

10 3.34

W. D. V. :  Written Down Value
S. L. M. :
  Straight Line Method

Notes

  1. "Buildings" include roads, bridges, culverts, wells and tubewells.

  2. "Factory building" does not include offices, godowns, officers’ and employees’ quarters, roads, bridges, culverts, wells and tubewells.

  3. "Speed boat" means a motor boat driven by a high speed internal combustion engine capable of propelling the boat at a speed exceeding 24 kilometres per hour in still water and so designed that when running at a speed it will plane; i.e., its bow will rise from the water.

  4. Where, during any financial year, any addition has been made to any asset, or where any asset has been sold, discarded, demolished or destroyed, the depreciation on such assets shall be calculated on a pro rata basis from the date of such addition or, as the case may be, up to the date on which such asset has been sold, discarded, demolished or destroyed.

  5. The following information should also be disclosed in the accounts :

    1. depreciation methods used; and

    2. depreciation rates or the useful lives of the assets, if they are different from the principal rates specified in the Schedule.

  6. The calculations of the extra depreciation for double shift working and for triple shift working shall be made separately in the proportion which the number of days for which the concern worked double shift or triple shift, as the case may be, bears to the normal number of working days during the year. For this purpose, the normal number of working days during the year shall be deemed to be :

    1. in the case of a seasonal factory or concern, the number of days on which the factory or concern actually worked during the year or 180 days, whichever is greater;

    2. in any other case, the number of days on which the factory or concern actually worked during the year or 240 days, whichever is greater.
      The extra shift depreciation shall not be charged in respect of any item of machinery or plant which has been specifically, excepted by inscription of the letters "NESD" (meaning "No Extra Shift Depreciation") against it in sub-items above and also in respect of the following items of machinery and plant to which the general rate of depreciation of 13.91% applies

      1. Accounting machines.

      2. Air-conditioning machinery including room air-conditioners.

      3. Building contractor’s machinery.

      4. Calculating machines.

      5. Electrical machinery — switchgear and instruments, transformers and other stationary plant and wiring and fitting of electric light and fan installations.

      6. Hydraulic works, pipelines and sluices.

      7. Locomotives, rolling stocks, tramways and railways used by concerns, excluding railway concerns.

      8. Mineral oil concerns field operations

        1. Prime movers

        2. Storage tanks (above ground)

        3. Pipelines (above ground)

        4. Jetties and dry docks

      9. Mineral oil concerns — field operations (distribution) — kerbside pumps, including underground tanks and fittings.

      10. Mineral oil concerns refineries:

        1. Prime movers

        2. LPG plant

      11. Mines and quarries

        1. Surface and underground machinery (other than electrical machinery and portable underground machinery).

        2. Head-gears

        3. Rails

        4. Shafts and inclines

        5. Tramways on the surface

      12. Neo-post franking machines

      13. Office machinery

      14. Overhead cables and wires

      15. Railway sidings

      16. Refrigeration plant containers, etc. (other than racks)

      17. Ropeways structures

        1. Trestle and station steel work

        2. Driving and tension gearing

      18. Salt works — Reservoirs, condensers, salt pans, delivery channels and piers if constructed of masonry, concrete, cement, asphalt or similar materials; barges and floating plant; piers, quays and jetties; and pipelines for conveying brine if constructed of masonry, concrete, cement, asphalt or similar materials.

      19. Surgical instruments

      20. Tramways, electric and tramways run by internal combustion engines — permanent way cars — car trucks, car bodies, electrical equipment and motors; tram cars including engines and gears.

      21. Typewriters

      22. Weighing machines

      23. Wireless apparatus and gear, wireless appliances and accessories.

  7. "Continuous Process Plant" means a plant which is required and designed to operate 24 hours a day.

  8. Notwithstanding anything mentioned in this Schedule, depreciation on assets, whose actual cost does not exceed Rs. 5,000 shall be provided depreciation @ 100%.

Provided that where the aggregate actual cost of individual items of plant and machinery costing Rs.5000 or less constitutes more than 10% of the total actual cost of plant and machinery, rates of depreciation applicable to such item shall be the rates as specified in Item 11 of the Schedule.

The Research Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has issued a Guidance Note on Significant issues arising from the amendments made by Notification dated 16.12.1993 issued by the Department of Company Affairs. The Guidance Note inter alia covers the following issues in supplement to the earlier Guidance Note and supersedes the same.

"Continuous Process Plant"

In case of the plant which is designed to operate for 24 hours a day but is required to shut down for some reasons like lack of demand or maintenance etc., the relevant rate for Continuous Process Plant would be applicable. However, in case of Plant which may work for 24 hours in a day but which is not technically designed to work as such, extra shift rates prescribed in the schedule would be applicable.

A Continuous Process Plant is distinguished from repetitive process plant or assembly-line type plants. Such plants do not involve significant shut down and/or start up costs. Hence they are not technically required and designed to operate 24 hours a day.

An ancillary equipment/plant which is an integral part of the Continuous Process Plant should be depreciated along with the main Continuous Process Plant.

It is not necessary for the whole concern to be defined as a Continuous Process Plant.

Depreciation on low value items :

In respect of the assets acquired prior to December 16, 1993, the amount of write off depends on the alternative chosen to depreciate the asset.

Depreciation be claimed on pro rata basis from the date of additions even in case of low value items. However, a Company can write off fully, low value items on the Consideration of Materiality after disclosing appropriately such accounting policies in the accounts.


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