The CEO of the company where you work has just come back from a workshop about depreciation and he is having a hard time understanding the concept. He has asked you to explain the concept of depreciation at the next manager s meeting.

He wants to you:

  • Briefly define depreciation.
  • Briefly explain the different methods that a company can use to recognize depreciation expense.
  • Is acceptable for a company to use one method of depreciation for book purposes and another method for tax purposes?
  • Why would it be beneficial for a company to do this?

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