Table B-2. Table of Class Lives and Recovery Periods Table B-2. Table of Class Lives and Recovery Periods Summary: This table lists the recovery periods (in years) for depreciable assets used listed business activities. The table lists the asset class, description of asset, the recovery periods for: Class Life (in years), General Depreciation System (Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System) and Alternative Depreciation System. This section lists the asset classes of 48.11--Telephone Communications and Telephone Central Office Buildings to 48.39--Telegraph, Ocean Cable, and Satellite Communications--Support and Service Equipment and Cable Television.