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Wear and Tear Allowances

Wear and Tear allowances are the substitute of depreciation and they represent a tax deductible allowance for the wear and tear of assets used in the business. Wear and tear allowances are available to companies and individuals who prepare accounts.

The current wear and tear rates are:


Plant and machinery

Fork lifts, excavators, loading vehicles, bulldozers and oil barrels 25%
   
Motor vehicles except from private saloon cars 20%
   
Personal computers (hardware) and
operating software Application software> up to €1.709
above €1.709
20%   100% 33.33%
   
Plant and machinery used in agriculture 15%
   
Water drillings, industrial carpets, video recorders, televisions 10%
   

Any other plant and machinery. Furniture & Fittings.

Plant and Machinery (acquired during tax year 2012-2014)

10%

20% ( unless the rate on such capital allowances is higher)

Buildings
Metallic frame of greenhouses 10%
   
Wooden frame of greenhouses 33.33%
   

Industrial, agricultural and hotel buildings

Industrial, agricultural and hotel buildings(acquired during tax year 2012-2014)

4%

7%

   
Commercial 3%
   

Ships
Steamships, tug-boats and ships used in the fishing industry 6%
   
Sailings vessels 4.5%
   
Ship launching machinery 12.5%
   
Used ships in accordance with special agreement
   
New commercial ships 8%
   
New passenger ships 6%
 
Used commercial and passenger ships and capital additions remaining useful economic life in accordance with the class certificate

Tools
All tools in general 33.33%
   
Videotapes used by video clubs 50%

Allowances for specialized fixed assets
Armored Cars
(used by businesses which provide security services)
20%
   
Motor Yachts 6%
   
Wind Generators
(the cost should include the cost of installation reduced by any amount of subsidy received)
10%
   
Photovoltaic Systems
(the cost should include the cost of installation reduced by any amount of subsidy received)
10%
   
New Airplanes 8%
   
New Helicopters 8%
   
Specialized machineries for rail roading
(e.g. Locomotive engines, Ballast wagon, container wagon and container sleeper wagon)
20%