- Credited to Debtors Account
- Debited to Fixed Asset Account
- Shown in Branch Account
- Not shown in Branch Account
In branch accounting depreciation on branch fixed assets is?
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The correct answer is 4. Not shown in Branch Account.
The value of depreciation of fixed assets will be not shown in the branch accounting because the opening value of the asset is recorded at the start of the period on the debit side and the closing value of the asset is shown on the credit side at the end of the period.
The difference between the opening and closing values of the asset is the value of depreciation which is automatically charged. In this case, if depreciation is also shown it will be counted twice.
XYZ Ltd purchased furniture for one of its branches on 1st January. Following are the details of the purchase:
Depreciation is provided on furniture at @10% per annum on the straight-line method.
As additional furniture was purchased after 6 months, depreciation will be charged on that and the total depreciation of 3,250 will be charged on the furniture of $35,000 ($30,000+$5,000) and the difference will be the closing balance which will be shown in the branch account on the credit side.
The depreciation amount will not be shown in the Branch Account as the difference between the opening and closing values of the furniture reflects the value of depreciation. If depreciation is shown in the account it will be counted twice.