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Depreciation Comparison Calculator

Straight line depreciation is where an asset loses value equally over a period of time.

Declining balance depreciation is where an asset loses value by an annual percentage.

This calculator allows comparison of both methods, and displays a line chart.

The results are shown side by side against the same period of time

There is an option to add the results to a table for comparision.(the table appears the first time you click the button).

A PDF document can be created from these details by clicking the "Create PDF" button.

Value and Depreciation Period
Asset Value The value of the asset at the start of the depreciation period
Depreciation Period The length of the depreciation period
Details for straight line depreciation
Final Value The value of the asset at the end of the depreciation period
Depreciation Value per Depreciation value per month or year
Details for declining balance depreciation
Percentage Depreciation percentage per annum
Final Value Value at end of depreciation period

This calculator includes the following algorithms:

Straight Line Depreciation:

Depreciaton per period = (asset value minus final value) divided by number of periods

Number of depreciation periods = (asset value minus final value) divided by value per period

Declining Balance Depreciation:

Depreciation amount = asset value multiplied by the annual percentage

Balance is the asset value minus the depreciation value

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