Depreciation Accounting

Accounting Standard (AS) 6

1. This Standard deals with depreciation accounting and applies to all depreciable assets, except the following items to which special considerations apply:—

(i) forests, plantations and similar regenerative natural resources;
(ii) wasting assets including expenditure on the exploration for and extraction of minerals, oils, natural gas and similar non-regenerative resources;
(iii) expenditure on research and development;
(iv) goodwill and other intangible assets;
(v) live stock.
(This standard also does not apply to land unless it has a limited useful life for the enterprise.)

2. Different accounting policies for depreciation are adopted by different enterprises. Disclosure of accounting policies for depreciation followed by an enterprise is necessary to appreciate the view presented in the financial statements of the enterprise.