Mastering Depreciation

Mastering Depreciation

ISBN: 9781884826863

Learn to compute and record depreciation for book and tax purposes; the 4 major methods of GAAP depreciation; MACRS depreciation for tax purposes, including Section 179 deductions; and tax depreciation for cars, SUVs and other vehicles. Double-quiz in each section assures that you master it.

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204 pages [122 self-teaching + 82 self-quizzes with detailed answers]

Section 1: Depreciation for book v. tax purposes. Two ways to compute depreciation. Recording depreciation if the financial statements must undergo a compilation or review.

Section 2: Depreciation under GAAP (for book purposes). Determining the cost of an individual asset v. group of assets v. contributed assets under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Determining the asset's estimated life, residual value and book value. Journal entries for a manufacturing v. nonmanufacturing company. How depreciation appears on the financial statements.

Section 3: The straight-line method. How to compute, allocate and book straight-line depreciation. How to set up and maintain the depreciation schedule using this method.

Section 4: The units of production method. How to compute, allocate and book units of production depreciation. How to set up and maintain the depreciation schedule using this method.

Section 5: The declining balance method. How to compute, allocate and book declining balance depreciation. How to set up and maintain the depreciation schedule using this method.

Section 6: The sum-of-the-years'-digits method. How to compute, allocate and book sum-of-the-years'-digits depreciation. How to set up and maintain the depreciation schedule using this method.

Section 7: Depreciation for tax purposes. How to depreciate equipment and buildings under MACRS. How to apply the half-year convention . . . mid-quarter convention . . . mid-month convention. How to use IRS tables. Applying the Section 179 deduction. How to set up and maintain the tax depreciation schedule.

Section 8: Depreciating vehicles for tax purposes. Annual IRS limits for cars. How IRS limits apply to unmodified SUVs, pickups and vans weighing up to 6,000 lbs. Sec. 179 and depreciation if these vehicles are modified or weigh over 6,000 lbs. How to handle employee personal use of company vehicles in a sole proprietorship, S corp, C corp or partnership. How to set up and maintain the tax depreciation schedule.

Publisher: AIPB
  • • Complete preparation for the national Certified Bookkeeper exam!
  • • Double-quiz in every workbook section assures mastery of every skill!
  • • Workbook quiz questions mimic the national exam questions!