Depreciation Methods Template

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Depreciation Methods Template

This depreciation methods template will show you the calculation of depreciation expenses using four types of commonly used depreciation methods.

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There are several types of depreciation expenses and different formulas for determining the book value of an asset. The most common depreciation methods include:

  1. Straight-line
  2. Double declining balance
  3. Units of production
  4. Sum of years digits

Depreciation expense is used in accounting to allocate the cost of a tangible asset over its useful life. In other words, it is the reduction of value in an asset over time due to usage, wear and tear, and obsolescence.  The four main depreciation methods mentioned will be explained in detail below.

#1 Straight-Line Depreciation Method

Depreciation Expense = (Cost – Salvage value) / Useful life

#2 Double Declining Balance Depreciation Method

Periodic Depreciation Expense = Beginning book value x Rate of depreciation

#3 Units of Production Depreciation Method

Depreciation Expense = (Number of units produced / Life in number of units) x (Cost – Salvage value)

#4 Sum-of-the-Years-Digits Depreciation Method

Depreciation Expense = (Remaining life / Sum of the years digits) x (Cost – Salvage value)

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