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Depreciation Methods Depreciation is the accounting process of allocating the cost of tangible assets to expense in a systematic and rational manner to those periods expected to benefit from the use of the asset. Factors Involved in the Depreciation Process 1. What depreciable base is to be used for the asset? 2. What is the asset’s useful life? 3. What method of cost apportionment is best for the asset? Depreciable Base for the Asset The base established for depreciation is a function...

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Total Depreciation

straight-line depreciation method for all of its plant and equipment. Partial-year depreciation is calculated based on the number of months the asset is in service. Prepare the journal entry to record the sale. Assuming the company’s year end is March 31. Depreciation for 2007-08: ((80000-5000)/5) X 9/12 = 11250 Depreciation for 2008-09: ((80000-5000)/5) = 15000 Depreciation for 2009-10: ((80000-5000)/5) = 15000 Depreciation for 2010-11: ((80000-5000)/5) = 15000 Total Depreciation 46250 Carrying...

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INTRODUCTION Of Depreciation

INTRODUCTION Depreciation expense is an accounting and financial reporting practice, used primarily by businesses that pay tax on income. On the income statement, this expense appears as a charge against income, that is, it is subtracted from sales revenues to produce a lower reported income. Over the years and at different periods in time, depreciation has meant different things to different people. According to International Accounting Standard (IAS) depreciation is the allocation of the depreciable...

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Depreciation and Value

Company A recognizes depreciation to the nearest whole month. Calculate the depreciation expenses for 2011, 2012, 2013 using straight line depreciation method. Solution: Cost = $140,000 Salvage value = $20,000 Useful life = 5 year Annual depreciation = Cost - salvage valueuseful life = 140,000-20,000 5 = 120,0005 = $24000 Annual rate of depreciation = annual depreciationtotal depreciation×100% ...

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Depreciation and Corn

corn. Financial accounting policies and procedures helped to make the statements of each farm’s operations relevant and reliable. The straight-line depreciation method depreciated the oxen, farm implements, and building over their useful lives. For example, the cost of purchasing the oxen divided by their expected life yielded the yearly depreciation amount applied for the oxen. Due to the death of Sihathor’s worker, he granted the worker’s widow an annuity of one sack of corn per lunar cycle for...

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Depreciation at Delta & Singapore Airlines

Accounting Depreciation at Delta Airlines & Singapore Airlines (Solution to Case #2) 24th November, 2009 1. Calculate the annual depreciation expense that Delta and Singapore would record for each $100 gross value of aircraft. a. Delta: i. Prior to July 1, 1986 the Delta airline assets were depreciated using Straight Line Method at 10% for 10 years for a salvage value of 10%. Depreciation Expense = (Cost of Asset – Salvage Value) / number of year Depreciation Expense...

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Depreciation at Delta Airlines

Depreciation at Delta Airline and Singapore Airlines (A) Objective Summary: To explore the effects of depreciation changes by Delta Airlines and Singapore Airlines (A) made in 1989 and 1993. 1. Calculate the annual depreciation expense that Delta and Singapore would record for each $100 gross value of aircraft. Depreciation Expense = (Asset Value – Salvage Value) / Depreciable Life a. Delta Airlines |   | Prior to 7/1/1986 | 7/1/1986 -3/31/1993 | 4/1/1993 Onward | ...

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Definition of depreciation, facts and causes.

The word 'Depreciation' has been derived from the Latin word 'Depretium' which means 'decline in price' or 'value'. Depreciation relates to fixed assets which loose value on account of usage. Therefore 'Depreciation' means decline in value of fixed assets on account of usage. Definitions: Depreciation may be defined as the permanent and continuing diminution in the quality, quantity or the value of an asset.William Pickles Depreciation in the shrinkage in the value of an asset at a given date...

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Straight-line Depreciation

allocation of the asset is shown through the method of depreciation a company uses. The method a company chooses to incorporate should be one that most effectively matches expenses with the revenues produced. The method that most select is that of straight-line depreciation, which "spreads the depreciable value evenly over the useful life of an asset." (Horngren, Sundem, Elliott, & Philbrick 2006, p.342) Depreciation schedules reflect how much depreciation will be allocated for each year of the assets...

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How the Companies Manipulate the Depreciation

with purchase of new assets comes the frequently heard term i.e. depreciation! All of us must have heard about depreciation and know that it is deducted before arriving at Net Profit. However, not many of us are aware of its nitty-gritty’s and the part that it plays in determining the profits of a company. In fact many of us completely ignore analyzing this important parameter. However, with considerably flexibility over how depreciation is calculated, it is one of the easiest figures to manipulate...

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