Umesh Asked a Question
January 22, 2020 11:09 ampts 15 pts
Annuity Method Under annuity method of depreciation the cost of asset is regarded as investment and interest at fixed rate is calculated thereon. Had the proprietor invested outside the business, an amount equal to the cost of asset, he would have earned some interest. So, as a result of buying the asset the proprietor loses not only cost of asset by using it, but also the above mentioned interest. Hence depreciation is calculated in such a way as will cover both the above mentioned losses. The amount of annual depreciation is determined from annuity table. Sinking Method Under depreciation fund method or sinking fund method, a fund is created with the amount of annual depreciation. An amount equal to annual depreciation is invested each year in government papers or in some other gilt-edged securities outside the business. The income earned from investment is deposited into the fund and immediately reinvested. This process is carried out throughout the life of the asset and at the end of its life a sum equal to the cost of the asset is accumulated in the fund. Then the whole investment is sold and a new asset is acquired with the sale proceeds. The special feature of this method is that the sum required to buy the new asset is available from depreciation or sinking fund. As a result, the working capital of business is preserved. Sinking fund method is specially applicable to costly machines in large scale industries. o and Conversions
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  • Amrutha thankyou
    yes sure
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  • Umesh
    mam can u explain with example
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    yes sure
  • Amrutha thankyou
    Here what is your doubt?
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