AbhishekBatabyalHelpful In: 1. Financial Accounting > Depreciation & Amortization What is mobile phone depreciation rate? What is mobile phone depreciation rate? Share Facebook You must login to add an answer. Username or email* Password* Captcha* Remember Me! Forgot Password? Need An Account, Sign Up Here 1 Answer Voted Recent Ayushi Curious Pursuing CA 2021-12-20T19:18:27+00:00Added an answer on December 20, 2021 at 7:18 pm Today, mobile phones especially smartphones are an indispensable part of most businesses and they qualify as fixed assets as they usually last for more than a year. Being a fixed asset, the depreciation on mobile phones is to be provided. The rate of depreciation to be charged on mobile phones is 15% WDV* as per the Income Tax Act. The rates as per the companies act, 2013 are 4.75% SLM** and 13.91% WDV*. *Written Down Value **Straight Line Method A company has to charge depreciation on mobiles in their books as per the rates of Companies Act, 2013. Any business or entity other than a company can choose the rate as per the Income Tax Act, 1961 which is 15% WDV. It is a general practice for non-corporates to charge depreciation in their books as per the rates of the Income Tax Act. An important thing to know is that as per the Income Tax Act, 1961, mobile phones are treated as plants and machinery and the general rate of 15% is applied to it. One may consider mobile phones as computers and charge depreciation at the rate of 40%. However, such a practice is not correct. Mobile phones are not considered equivalent to computers and there is case judgment given by Madras High Court which backs this consideration. The case is of Federal Bank Ltd. vs. ACIT (supra). Therefore we are bound to this case judgment and should treat mobile phones as part of plant and machinery and charge depreciation on it accordingly for the time being. 0 Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Related Questions What are some examples of deferred revenue expenses? Are brands intangible assets? What comes in debit side of Realisation account? What is recorded in the Realisation account? What is not included in Realisation account? What is recorded on the credit side of a Realisation account? Can accounts payable have a debit balance?