Accelerated Depreciation

Accelerated depreciation is a method to calculate the book value of a fixed asset over the years. In this method, the relative asset incurred higher expenses than last remaining years, unlike straight-line method.

There are two methods two calculate accelerated depreciation i.e. double declining balance method and Sum of the years’ digits method.

Double declining balance method formula

Annual Depreciation Expenses = Net Book Value x 2/Useful life in years

Sum of the years’ digits method formula

Depreciation Expense = Remaining useful life of asset / Sum of the years digits x Depreciable Cost

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