Setting up depreciation [AX 2012]

Updated: November 17, 2010

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Depreciation books are used for reporting asset information for tax and other non-financial reporting. For example, you can create a book for corporate reporting, earnings and profits, federal taxes, alternative minimum tax, state tax, or for any other of your legal entity’s accounting needs. You can set up an unlimited number of books for each legal entity.

You can select default entries for information, such as the depreciation method and the switchover method. You can change any of the information in the Fixed asset group/depreciation book form or the Fixed assets/depreciation books form.

These tax books, or depreciation books, do not affect the general ledger because information that is tracked in the depreciation books is used only for tax or other non-financial purposes. You can continue to associate a value model with the current posting layer and consider this book the corporate book.

The following topics provide information about depreciation:

Set up asset depreciation books

Create depreciation book journals

Set up an asset group depreciation book

About bonus depreciation

Set up bonus depreciation

Set up asset depreciation book bonus

Set up asset group depreciation book bonus

Enter a one-time depreciation transaction

Create a depreciation profile

About derived depreciation books

Set up consumption depreciation

(DEU) About additional acquisition depreciation

(DEU) Set up the parameters to calculate depreciation for additional acquisitions

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