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Chapter: 11th Accountancy : Depreciation Accounting

Characteristics of depreciation

Following are the characteristics of depreciation:

Characteristics of depreciation

Following are the characteristics of depreciation:


·           Depreciation is the process of allocation of cost of depreciable asset (capital expenditure) to revenue expenditure or to profit and loss account over the useful life of the asset.

 

·           It is the process of allocation of cost and not the process of valuation.

 

·           It is a decrease in the book value of the asset and not the market value of the asset.

 

·           It is a gradual and continuous decrease in the book value of asset over its useful life.

 

·           It is calculated only for tangible depreciable fixed assets. Depreciation is not provided on intangible and wasting assets.

 

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