change depreciation method

  • 25 August 2021
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When a fixed asset is set up the asset class controls the depreciation method, once you have run a few depreciations can the method be changed to another calculation method for this asset? 


Best answer by Olga Anisimovich 25 August 2021, 14:19

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A depreciation method can be changed for a fixed asset on the Balance tab of the Fixed Assets (FA303000) form. Please keep in mind that next time you depreciate the asset, the system will recalculate the previously booked depreciation by using the new method and post a catch-up entry. The only exception is switching to RV (Remaining Value) depreciation method which depreciates the net value evenly over the remaining useful life.

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@Olga Anisimovich This makes perfect sense, thanks for your input.

@Olga Anisimovich I understand what Acumatica is doing here.  But often, in a data migration, the accumulated depreciation from the legacy system may have had an “Account Change” or a useful life change, or an error.  The legacy system has the Accumulated Depreciation.  It is what is it.  How can Acumatica go back and make post catch up entry? Shouldn’t Acumatica just depreciate it going forward?  When it makes this post catch up entry, it throws the Accumulated Depreciation out of balance.  No Bueno!!!


I also understand the Remaining Value method.  But that is straight line only.  Usually when thee differences appear, they are because of calculation differences in the methods, like MACRD or DDM, not straight Line.  Therefore, the Remaining Value method is of no “value” here.  


This issue makes migrating Fixed Assets very difficult and burdensome.  Do you have any other suggestions on how to resolve an issue such as this?

@Olga Anisimovich Any response to this issue?


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