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The Production Unit Method and the Mileage Method

These two method are similar to machine hour rate method.

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Machine-Hour Rate Method

This method is applied for depreciating machines. The life of the machines is fixed in terms of hour.

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Depletion Method

This method is used in case of wasting assets such as mines, oil and gas resources, timber etc.

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Revaluation Method

Under this method assets are revalued at the end of each year. The difference of the revaluation price of the two years is the depreciation be charged to profit and loss account.

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Insurance Policy Method

Under this method, an endowment insurance policy is taken on the life of the assert from an insurance company.

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Annuity Method

This method recognizes the fact that the business besides losing the original cost of the asset also loss interest on the amount of investment in assert which the business would have earned if the same amount is invested in some other form of investment.

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Sinking Fund Method

This method is also known as Redemption Fund Method, Amortization Fund Method, and Depreciation Fund Method.

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Sum of Years' Digit Method

This method is like Written Down value method where the amount of depreciation goes on decreasing under this method, the amount of depreciation to be charged is calculated by adding the numbers representing the periods of life charged.

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Diminishing Balance Method or Written Down Value Method

Under this method, depreciation is charged at a fixed rate every year but on reducing balance i.e., on balance reduced each year during the economic life of the asset by the amount of depreciation till the asset is reduced to its scrap value.

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Straight Line Method or Fixed Installment Method

Under this method, the depreciation is charged evenly every year throughout the economic life of the asset.

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Methods of providing depreciation

There are number of different methods in use for allocating the cost of an asset for a year's depreciation during the economic life of the asset.

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Determining sound depreciation policy

The provision of an appropriate an reasonable amount of depreciation on fixed assets is one of the important responsibilities of the financial executives.

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Depreciation policy

The depreciation on assets is provided in order to active the following main objective

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Basic Considerable Factors

In order to determine the amount of depreciation chargeable as an expense for on the accounting period. The following three basic factors should be considered

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Causes of Depreciation

The causes of depreciation can be classified broadly into two categories:- (1) Physical causes and (2) Functional causes.

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Meaning, Causes and Basic Factors of Depreciation

In day to day usage, the term depreciation denotes the decrease in the value of fixed assets except land. With the exception of land most fixed assets have a limited useful life; that is they will be of no use to the company over a limited number of accounting year.

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