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How to Calculate Depreciation

There are many ways to calculate depreciation, but it is best to choose a method that closely matches the expected utilization rate of the asset itself. Most assets are time based while others have a production expectancy. Consult your accountant for some guidance.

Hobbies – Business Perspective and Tax Compliance

02/08/2014

Many people turn their hobbies into a business function.  Not so much to make a living or make big profits, but more to help offset the costs of the hobby.  Whenever you go to one of those community fairs, the vendors at the respective booths are [...]

The Various Forms of Depreciation

02/22/2013

There are various forms of depreciation used in the small business world.  In general, depreciation is not required but it is advisable.  So a small business owner should understand depreciation and the various forms of how to calculate the [...]

What is Amortization?

01/15/2013

There are three methods of expensing an asset to the income statement.  The most common method is depreciation for fixed assets.  Mining, oil, and natural resource operations use depletion (amount removed versus the estimated volume on hand).  [...]

Small Business Tax Depreciation – Section 179

12/23/2012

The Internal Revenue Service sets the depreciation allowance based on the Code as promulgated by Congress.  The most commonly referenced section is 179.  This is a form of accelerated depreciation allowing the small business owner the opportunity [...]

Depreciation – This is Weird Accounting

12/11/2012

In the world of accounting, there are two types of expenses on the reports widely misunderstood.  They are depreciation and amortization.  I will try to help the novice gain an understanding of depreciation in this article.  So if you can, clear [...]