Depreciation Adjusting Entry

Depreciation is the process of allocating the cost of tangible fixed Assets over its estimated life.Initially the cost of the assets including installation cost is debited to the particular assets. In each accounting year/period a portion of the cost expires and needs Adjusting Entry for showing correct profit for the period and correct value of the asset. Depreciation adjusting entry may be pass by two methods of recording:

  • Cost Method 
  • Written Down Method (WDM) 


Example # 1:

On January 1, 2015, Company acquired machinery (a depreciable asset) at a total cost of Rs. 152,000.  The estimated salvage value of the asset is Rs. 2,000 and its estimated useful life is five years. Record yearly depreciation?




Cost Method

depreciation adjusting entry


Written Down Method

adjusting entry for depreciation


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