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Depreciation calculation from the purchase date

Hi Gurus,

Our current system, a few areas donu2019t comply with local tax regulations and we think it would be good to modify.

1) Depreciation should start from date of purchase, instead of calculating depreciation for the whole month as current.

Kindly suggest.


Former Member
Former Member replied

Hi Mercy,

In the depreciation key (AFAMA) you have the option Dep. to the day.

Important is that you fill in the posting on the asset the asset value date

I think that the best way first to post on a balance sheet acount and from there to the asset.


This is the help from that field:

Depreciation calculation to exact day

Specifies that the system calculates depreciation to the day.


Any period control methods entered in the depreciation key are ignored for the entire useful life of the asset. This applies to all transactions (acquisitions, retirements, and transfers). The system always uses the asset value date as the depreciation start date.

The "depreciation to the day" function becomes active for an asset as soon as the asset has a corresponding depreciation key and the asset is capitalized (posted to). Once this takes place, it is no longer possible to switch off this function for the asset, even if you change the depreciation key. On the other hand, it is not possible to activate this function for an asset after it has already been capitalized using a different depreciation key.

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