Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Accelerated Depreciation Allowance for Noise Control

If you haven't know yet, 

Employers may apply for the Accelerated Depreciation Allowance for Noise Control, a tax incentive scheme to recover the cost of implementing noise control measures in a one-year period.
The scheme covers the following:
  1. Low-decibel machines, equipment or systems with in-built noise control features such as:
    1. Concrete crusher or splitter;
    2. Plastic granulator or crusher;
    3. Automatic sawing machine;
    4. Metal press or stamping machine;
    5. Machine with active noise control feature;
    6. Laser cutting machine;
    7. Pressure blast machine;
    8. Remote controlled demolition machine; or
    9. Any other machine, equipment or system certified by PSB Corporation or the National University of Singapore;
  2. Noise control devices to supplement any new or existing machine, equipment or system, such as:
    1. Acoustic enclosure;
    2. Acoustic silencer or muffler;
    3. Vibration absorption, isolation or damping device; or
    4. Active noise control device; or
  3. Engineering noise control measures for any existing machine, equipment or process, such as:
    1. Detachable personnel acoustic enclosure;
    2. Acoustic barrier or shield;
    3. Acoustic absorption device to reduce noise reverberation; or
    4. Modification to minimise noise emission.
    * Please note that the above list is not exhaustive and is subject to change.
    You can refer to the Income Tax Act, Chapter 134, Sections 7 and 19(A) at Singapore Statutes Online. for more details on the scheme’s legislation.

    To learn more what is requirement to qualify for click How to Qualify

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