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depreciate

v. in accounting, to reduce the value of an asset each year theoretically on the basis that the assets (such as equipment, vehicles or structures) will eventually become obsolete, worn out and of little value. (See: depreciation)

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If either the recovery period or the depreciation method for the replacement property is the same as for the relinquished property, then the period or the method that is the same is used to depreciate the replacement property (Treas.
Cars that depreciate the least are the Lexus IS200, the Mercedes C-Class and the BMW Compact, each of which lost 47 per cent, according to the magazine.
It aims to help consumers with one of the biggest considerations when buying a car - how much it will depreciate in value, and how rapidly.
China will speed up consideration of full convertibility of its currency after it enters the World Trade Organization (WTO), and has no plan to depreciate the yuan to ease the impact of the global economic downturn on its economy, a senior Chinese central bank official said Wednesday.
This is '7-year property' that the owner can depreciate over seven years at 200 percent declining balance." Effinger estimates that for every dollar of property cost that can be transferred from the 31-1/2 year group to the 7-year group provides the owner with a present value savings of $.15.
The SBP let the rupee depreciate significantly in the inter-bank market after finalising an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a loan programme on May 12.
The SBP let the rupee depreciate significantly in the interbank market after finalizing an agreement with the International Monetary Fund for a loan program on May 12.
"There is speculation the rupee will depreciate to 165-170 against the US dollar in the inter-bank market as per IMF's conditions," Exchange Companies Association of Pakistan (ECAP) Secretary General Zafar Paracha said.
In July, Moody's Investor Service said the rupee was 20 percent overvalued and had urged the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to show some flexibility and let the PKR depreciate.
Thus, in our example, the taxpayer could depreciate the exchanged basis for the building over the remaining 33 years on the straight-line method.
This means you can deduct $15,000 for a $45,000 piece of equipment, then depreciate the remaining $30,000 as you normally would.
ALL CARS depreciate, but some more quickly than others.