Pooja_Parikh In: 1. Financial Accounting > Depreciation & Amortization What is furniture depreciation rate? What is furniture depreciation rate? Share Facebook You must login to add an answer. Username or email* Password* Captcha* Remember Me! Forgot Password? Need An Account, Sign Up Here 1 Answer Voted Recent Rahul_Jose Aspiring CA currently doing Bcom 2021-12-17T20:51:21+00:00Added an answer on December 17, 2021 at 8:51 pm This answer was edited. Depreciation is an accounting method that is used to write off the cost of an asset. The company must record depreciation in the profit and loss account. It is done so that the cost of an asset can be realised over the years rather than one single year. Furniture is an important asset for a business. As per the Income Tax Act, the rate of depreciation for furniture and fittings is 10%. However, for accounting purposes, the company is free to set its own rate. JOURNAL ENTRY Journal entry for depreciation of furniture is: Here, depreciation is debited since it is an expense and as per the rules of accounting, “increase in expenses are debited”. Furniture is credited because a “ decrease in assets is credited”, and the value of furniture is reducing. TYPES OF DEPRECIATION Furniture can be depreciated in any of the following ways: Straight-Line Method – It is calculated by finding the difference between the cost of the asset and its expected salvage value, and the result is divided by the number of years the asset is expected to be used. Diminishing Value Method – It is calculated by charging a fixed percentage on the book value of the asset. Since the book value keeps on reducing, it is called the diminishing value method. Units of Production For accounting purposes, the two many methods used for depreciating furniture is the straight-line method and the diminishing value method. However, for tax purposes, they are combined into a block of furniture, where the purchase of new furniture is added and the sale of furniture is subtracted and the resulting amount is depreciated by 10% based on the written downvalue method. EXAMPLE If a company buys furniture worth Rs 30,000 and charges depreciation of 10%, then by straight-line method, Rs 3,000 would be depreciated every year for 10 years. Now if the company decided to use the diminishing value method (or written down value method), then Rs 3,000 (30,000 x 10%) would be depreciated in the first year, and in the second year, the book value of the furniture would be Rs 27,000 (30,000-3,000). Hence depreciation for the second year would be Rs 2,700 (27,000 x 10%) and so on. 0 Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Related Questions What are some examples of deferred revenue expenses? Are brands intangible assets? What comes in debit side of Realisation account? What is recorded in the Realisation account? What is not included in Realisation account? What is recorded on the credit side of a Realisation account? Can accounts payable have a debit balance?