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1.What characteristics of a plant asset make it different from

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1.What characteristics of a plant asset make it different from other assets?

2. Can you,Please, explain depreciaition and the factors that may affect its computation?

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Submitted: 6 years ago.
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Expert:  John Mark replied 6 years ago.


A long-term tangible piece of property that a firm owns and uses in the production of its income and is not expected to be consumed or converted into cash any sooner than at least one year's time.

Fixed assets are sometimes collectively referred to as "plant".

2. Can you,Please, explain depreciaition and the factors that may affect its computation?

Depreciation is used in accounting to try to match the expense of an asset to the income that the asset helps the company earn. For example, if a company buys a piece of equipment for $1 million and expects it to have a useful life of 10 years, it will be depreciated over 10 years. Every accounting year, the company will expense $100,000 (assuming straight-line depreciation), which will be matched with the money that the equipment helps to make each year.
Further, there can be impairment in plant assets which would effect its computation.


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Edited by John Mark on 5/27/2010 at 12:04 PM EST
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