 # Double Declining Balance Depreciation Template

## Double Declining Balance Depreciation Template

This double declining balance depreciation template will help you find depreciation expense using one of the most common depreciation methods.

Here is a preview of the template: ### How to Calculate the Double Declining Balance

Let’s examine the steps that need to be taken to calculate this form of accelerated depreciation.

#### Steps:

1. Obtain the beginning book value of the asset (i.e. \$1,200,000).
2. Determine the useful life of the asset (i.e. 5 years).
3. Determine the salvage value of the asset (i.e. \$200,000).
4. Deduct the salvage value from the from the beginning book value to determine the total depreciable amount for the life of the asset (i.e. \$1,200,000 – \$100,000 = \$1,100,000).
5. Calculate the annual depreciation rate (i.e. 100% / 5 years = 20%).
6. Multiply the beginning period book value by the twice the regular annual rate (i.e. \$1,200,000 x 40% = \$480,000).
7. Deduce the annual depreciation expense from the beginning period value to calculate the ending period value.
8. Repeat the above steps until the salvage value is reached.

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