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The decision to return to straight-line depreciation

T. Ross Archibald

The decision to return to straight-line depreciation

by T. Ross Archibald

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Published .
Written in English


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LC ClassificationsMicrofilm 26135
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Paginationviii, 129 l.
Number of Pages129
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Open LibraryOL1367962M
LC Control Number92895258

In a replacement decision, if an old asset sells below book value, from a tax standpoint there is an increase in cash flow. All of the following is information required to create a net present value . Straight-line depreciation. Straight-line depreciation is the simplest and most often used method. In this method, the company estimates the residual value (also known as salvage value or scrap value) of the asset at the end of the period during which it will be used to generate revenues (useful life). (The salvage value may be zero, or even.

  The depreciation expense would be completed under the straight line depreciation method, and management would retire the asset. The sale price would find its way back to cash and cash equivalents. Any gain or loss above or below the estimated salvage value would be recorded, and there would no longer be any carrying value under the fixed asset.   The straight line depreciation gives reasonably good measure of income in case of the revenues and maintenance requirements are constant throughout the life of the asset, but it distorts the return on investment which would increase with the decrease in the book value of the asset due to depreciation.

  Depreciation methods; straight line 1. Depreciation Methods: Straight Line from in association with 2. There are several ways in which depreciation can be calculated but the most common is called the straight-line method. 3. This results in a fixed amount of depreciation being calculated each year. 4. A company is considering investing in a machine with a capital cost of £, with a useful life of 4 years. Annual running costs are expected to amount to £, including straight line depreciation of £70, per annum. It is estimated that the machine can be disposed of at its net book .


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The decision to return to straight-line depreciation by T. Ross Archibald Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Return to Straight-Line Depreciation: An Analysis of a Change in Accounting Method T. ROSS ARCHIBALD* This paper is the first report on a comprehensive inquiry into the phenomenon of accounting change.

Since comparibility over time is an important attribute, consistency of application of accounting methods is generally required. Book depreciation tends to be lower than tax depreciation, so that a business can record a higher profit in its income statement, while still paying a reduced income tax in its tax return.

A business that has lower book depreciation than tax depreciation is more likely to use straight-line depreciation, which results in a lower initial depreciation charge than the accelerated methods that are more commonly used in a tax return.

back decision and disclosure." 2 The purpose of this note is to present some additional evidence on the first part of Archibald's study. The Archibald Study From a sample of firms that changed from straight-line to ac-celerated depreciation for both book and tax purposes after enactment of.

Straight line depreciation is the most commonly used and easiest method for allocating depreciation of an asset. With the straight line method, the annual depreciation expense equals the cost of the asset minus the salvage value, divided by the useful life (# of years).

This. Book value: It is the value of an asset on the balance sheet by reducing the accumulated depreciation of an asset with the cost of that asset. Calculate the book value as of December 31 by using the straight-line depreciation method.

Book value = Cost of the asset − Accumulated depreciation = $ 6, − $ (1) = $ 6,   The useful life of the asset is five years, which means that the straight-line method posts depreciation of 20% a year for five years.

The DDB method uses a depreciation rate of 40% per year. Book value, accumulated depreciation. This method uses book value to compute : Ken Boyd. The difference between book and tax depreciation leads some people to say, "Oh, the company has two sets of books." The fact is the company must 1) maintain depreciation records for the financial statement depreciation that is based on the matching principle, and also 2) maintain depreciation records for the tax return depreciation that is based on the IRS rules.

For management purposes, the straight-line method of depreciation should be used. Your accountant’s depreciation program can easily figure this method of depreciation along with the tax depreciation. Most programs even allow the user to depreciate an asset for management purposes and to not depreciate that same asset for tax Size: 82KB.

The decision criterion is to reject a project if the IRR exceeds the desired or required return rate. B.) The decision criterion is to accept a project if the IRR exceeds the desired or required return rate. C.) The decision criterion is to accept a project if the NPV is positive.

D.) The decision criterion is to accept a project if the NPV is positive. Highlight the Book treatment (Note: do not unmark the checkbox), and click Options. Mark the Make treatment equal to Tax checkbox, then click OK. When prompted, click Yes to apply the Tax treatment values to the Book treatment for existing assets.

Click OK to return to the Asset List window. In your accounting records, straight-line depreciation can be recorded as a debit to the depreciation expense account and a credit to the accumulated depreciation account.

Accumulated depreciation is a contra asset account, so it is paired with and reduces the fixed asset account/5(35). The net effect of the differences in straight-line depreciation versus double-declining-balance depreciation is that under the double-declining-balance method, the allowable depreciation expenses are greater in the earlier years than those allowed for straight-line depreciation.

After-tax rate of return and spreadsheets Go to questions covering topic below. We calculated the AT IRR (or AT-ROR) earlier for the special case of straight-line depreciation. Here we will look at another special case as well as using a spreadsheet to hand more typical, and complicated, AT IRRs.

The special case is when using a non-depreciable. On Decembefore the books were closed, the management and accountants of Madrasa Inc. made the following determinations about three depreciable assets.

Depreciable asset A was purchased January 2, It originally cost $, and, for depreciation purposes, the straight-line method was originally chosen. The asset was originally expected to be. How to calculate straight line depreciation Calculating straight line depreciation is a five-step process, with a sixth step added if you’re expensing depreciation monthly.

Let’s use the Author: Mary Girsch-Bock. So, the numbers show that if Tricky uses the straight-line method, depreciation costs on the income statement will be significantly lower in the first years of the asset's life ($, rather Author: Ben Mcclure.

errant utility management decision making. An illustrative timeline of the impacts of accelerated depreciation on the value remaining in utility rates. Assuming no disallowance, the next decision is how to treat the regulatory Size: KB.

For appraisal purposes, depreciation is defined as the loss in value due to any cause, including internal and external factors. The depreciation reserve subtracted from historical cost for rate base regulated utilities is based on the depreciation rates and methods established by the appropriate rate or tariff-setting regulatory agency.

6File Size: 1MB. Straight Line Method - $,/5 = 60, Year Book Value Year Start Depreciation Expense Accumulated Depreciation Book Value Year End July $, $30, $30, $, $, $60, $90, $, $, $60, $, $, $, $60, $, $90, $90, $60, $, $30, These depreciation differences are, in essence, timing differences.

If an asset’s cost is $10, and is expensed under § for tax purposes, but depreciated for five years using straight-line for book purposes, at the end of the five years, the book and tax depreciation for that asset will be the same.

There are different types of depreciation methods such as straight line depreciation, reducing balance depreciation, sum of the year digit depreciation and units of activity depreciation. Each method has its own impact and individual pros and cons.Unit 7: Vocabulary.

Download PDF. The car was purchased in for $30, now only one year later the net-book value is $22, which shows a depreciation rate of $8, in year 1. straight line depreciation. the method for reducing the value of a tangible asset by .Annuity depreciation operates on the principle that the rate of return is a constant percentage of the net book value, and that depreciation represents the return of capital.