# DEPRECIATION CALCULATION HELP?

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Depreciation has not yet been accounted for. Equipment and Fittings are depreciated at 20% per year using the straight line method and Vehicles are depreciated at 25% per year using the reducing balance method.

Equipment & Fittings a/c = 194,500
Vehicles a/c = 17,500

I keep getting a combined depreciation charge of 43,275 but I'm told this is incorrect.

20% of 194,500 = 38,900
25% of 17,500 = 4375

38,900 + 4375 = 43,275

Can anybody explain the correct answer?

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Just checking - is there any residual value involved or any specific instructions such as depreciation is calculated on a monthly not annual basis?
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Sorry I forgot to include the accumulated depreciation! @mrme89 @Jules18

Equip & Fittings accum dep is 38,900 and Vehicle accum depreciation is 7,656.

So 17,500 - 7656 = 9844 x 25% = 2461 < depreciation charge for Vehicle.

So the answer is 2461 + 38,900 = 41,361 < combined depreciation.

Sorry for the confusion!