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Depreciation: Meaning and Methods of Providing Depreciation

In this article we will discuss about:- 1. Meaning of Providing Depreciation 2. Methods of Providing Depreciation 3. Importance of Sound Depreciation Policy 4. Distinction between Depreciation and Obsolescence. Meaning of Providing Depreciation: CIMA defines Depreciation as “the measure of wearing out, consumption or other loss of value of a fixed asset whether arising from […]

Impact of Depreciation on Financial Management

In this article we will discuss about the impact of depreciation on financial management. Depreciation is the measure of wearing out, consumption or other loss of value of a fixed asset. It may arise from use of asset, affluxion of time, obsolescence through technology and market changes etc. The cost of a product should consist […]

Depreciation: Concept, Definition and Causes

After reading this article you will learn about:- 1. Concept of Depreciation 2. Definition of Depreciation 3. Characteristics 4. Causes 5. Need 6. Basic. Contents: Concept of Depreciation Definition of Depreciation Characteristics of Depreciation Causes of Depreciation Need For Providing Depreciation Basic Factors in Estimating Depreciation 1. Concept of Depreciation: One of the basic objectives […]

Plant and Machinery Register (With Illustration) | Depreciation

In this article we will discuss about the plant and machinery register. Concerns having a large number of machines usually maintain a Plant and Machinery Register. The maintenance of such a register facilitates the calculation of annual charge of depreciation in respect of each machine. Each machine and plant is allocated a separate folio wherein […]

Replacement Cost Basis of Depreciation | Cost Accounting

In this article we will discuss about the arguments for and against replacement cost basis of depreciation. Arguments for Replacement Cost Basis: Accountants who favour charging of depreciation on replacement cost basis give the following arguments: 1. In order to maintain the capital assets properly, it is desirable that depreciation should be charged on replacement […]

Top 6 Methods for Providing Depreciation | Cost Accounting

The following points highlight the top six methods of providing depreciation. The methods are: 1. Depreciation Based on Time Factor 2. Depreciation Based on Usage 3. Depreciation Based on Both Usage and Time Factors Joint Rate Method 4. Depreciation Based on Maintenance Factor 5. Considering the Revenue Earning Factor of the Asset 6. Revaluation Method. […]

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