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Our Explanation of Depreciation emphasizes what the depreciation amounts on the income statement and balance sheet represent. Learn why depreciation is an estimated expense that does not assist in determining the current market value of assets.

Part 1Introduction to Depreciation
Part 2Straight-Line Depreciation
Part 3Units-of-Activity Depreciation, Double-Declining-Balance (DDB) Depreciation, Sum-of-the-Years’-Digits (SYD) Depreciation
Part 4Selling a Depreciable Asset, Other Information Regarding Depreciable Assets
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We include a form for each of the following depreciation methods: straight-line, double-declining balance, sum of the years' digits, and units of activity. All of our business forms contain an Excel template, a blank PDF form, and a filled-in PDF form.

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Our Depreciation Cheat Sheet discusses some of the terms, assumptions, and estimates associated with the depreciation of assets used in a company's business.

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