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).

*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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