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Depreciation: Declining Balance

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Double Declining Balance (DDB) Depreciation

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Double Declining Balance (DDB) Depreciation

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ABC Company purchased a new machine on January 1, Year 1 for $44,000. The company expects the machine to last ten years. The company thinks it could sell the scrap metal from the machine for $4,000 at the end of its useful life. If the company uses the double-declining method for depreciation, what will be the net book value of the machine on December 31, Year 2?

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DBQ Company purchased a machine on January 1, Year 1 for $60,000. The company estimated a five year useful life and $8,000 residual value. If the company uses the double-declining-balance method for depreciation, what will be the amount of accumulated depreciation on December 31, Year 2?

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XYZ Company purchased a machine on January 1, 2018 for $120,000. The company estimated a four year useful life and $4,000 residual value. If the company uses the double-declining-balance method for depreciation, what will be the amount of depreciation expense for the year 2021?