Depreciation1. A fall in the value of a country's currency on the exchange market, relative either to a particular other currency or to a weighted average of other currencies. The currency is said to depreciate. Opposite of "appreciation." 2. The decline in value or usefulness of a piece of capital over time, and/or with use.
Depreciation(1) Decrease in value to real property improve-ments caused by deterioration or obsolescence. (2) A loss in value as an accounting procedure to use as a deduction for income tax purposes.
DepreciationThe charge in a company's accounts which reflects the reduction in value of an asset over time as its useable life is exhausted.Depreciation is charged before calculation of profit, on the grounds that the use of capital assets is one of the costs of being in business and one of the contributors to profit.There are two main methods of depreciation:Straight line: the residual (scrap) value of the asset is deducted from its original cost, and the resultant figure is divided by the estimated life of the asset. The result of that is deducted annually over the life of the asset. So an asset that costs £10,000 and that has a residual value of £200 with a useable life of 4 years is depreciated by £2450 per year.Reducing balance: the amount of annual depreciation is a constant proportion of the cost of the asset.Depreciation has no effect on cash flow. It is just an accounting procedure.
Declining Balance Method Of DepreciationDeclining Balance Method Of Depreciation
Depreciation by a fixed annual percentage of the balance after deducting each yearly depreciation amount.
Recapture Of DepreciationRecapture Of Depreciation
Taxing as ordinary income, upon the sale of property, the amount of depreciation taken above straight line depreciation.
Capital appreciation or depreciationCapital appreciation or depreciation
The increase or decrease in the value of the individual's investment in the property.
Book DepreciationBook Depreciation
Depreciation reserved (on the books) by an owner for future replacement or retirement of an asset.
Double declining balance depreciationDouble declining balance depreciation
Method of accelerated depreciation.
Further SuggestionsDouble Declining Balance Method Of Depreciation
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA)
Double declining balance depreciation method (DDB)
Earnings before interest, taxes, and depreciation (EBITD)
Straight line depreciation
Real appreciation or depreciation
Sum of the years digits depreciation
Asset Depreciation Range System
Depreciation tax shield