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How are accumulated depreciation and depreciation expenses similar?


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Answered 2007-09-07 07:46:06

When a fixed asset is purchased it is not expensed all at once. It is capitalized (recorded as an asset on the balance sheet) and expensed (on the income statement) over it's lifetime. The portion of fixed asset cost that is expensed each year is depreciation expense. Accumulated depreciation is the cumulative total of depreciation expense taken each year from the beginning of time against assets that are still owned. The accumulated depreciation account is a balance sheet account that offsets the fixed asset balance sheet account. The net amount of these two accounts is the book value of fixed assets.

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Why accumulated depreciation exceed depreciation expense?

Depreciation expenses is for one specific fiscal year while accumulated depreciation is the sum of all depreciation expenses that’s why accumulated depreciation exceeds the depreciation if there is depreciation expense in prior year as well.


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Is it customary for the depreciation expense account and the accumulated depreciation account to be equal?

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How do you record annual depreciation and accumulated depreciation?

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Does depreciation expense goes on the income statement?

The depreciation expense gets added in with all of the other expenses. On your balance sheet, accumulated depreciation would be subtracted from other assets.


Are Depreciation Expenses reported on the balance sheet as an addition to the related asset?

Depreciation or accumulated depreciation is deducted from related assets in balance sheet to show the net book value of asset.


What is the normal balance of accumulated depreciation?

the normal balance of accumulated depreciation is "credit"


Does accumulated depreciation increase with a credit?

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What is the different between the cost of depreciation of a asset and its related accumulated depreciation?

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What is the Difference between accumulated depreciation and depreciation expenses?

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What is difference between accumulated depreciation and provision for depreciation?

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Provision for depreciation is equal to accumulated depreciation?

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What is difference between accumulated depreciation and depreciation expenses how are they related?

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Do you credit provision depreciation and debit accumulated depreciation?

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What is defference between depreciation and accumulated depreciation?

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Is accumalted depreciation a liability?

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