This depreciation methods template will show you the calculation of depreciation expenses using four types of commonly use depreciation methods.
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There are several types of depreciation expense and different formulas for determining the book value of an asset. The most common depreciation methods include:
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, obsolescence. The four main depreciation methods mentioned will be explained in detail below.
Depreciation Expense = (Cost – Salvage value) / Useful life
Periodic Depreciation Expense = Beginning book value x Rate of depreciation
Depreciation Expense = (Number of units produced / Life in number of units) x (Cost – Salvage value)
Depreciation Expense = (Remaining life / Sum of the years digits) x (Cost – Salvage value)
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