Capitalizing physical assets better accounting for taxpayers" money : a discussion paper

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Published by The Comptroller General in [British Columbia] .

Written in English

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  • British Columbia,
  • British Columbia.


  • Finance, Public -- British Columbia -- Accounting.,
  • Depreciable assets -- British Columbia.,
  • Assets (Accounting)

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Other titlesBetter accounting for taxpayers" money
StatementOffice of the Comptroller General, Ministry of Finance and Corporate Relations, Province of British Columbia.
ContributionsBritish Columiba. Office of the Comptroller General.
LC ClassificationsHJ9921.Z9 B774 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various foliations) ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL73782M
LC Control Number99175106

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To capitalize an asset is to put it on your balance sheet instead of “expensing” it. So if you spend $1, on a piece of equipment, rather than report a $1, expense immediately, you list the equipment on the balance sheet as an asset worth $1, Then, as time goes on, you amortize (depreciate) the asset over its useful life, taking a.Fixed assets are recorded at the acquisition cost in accordance withthe capitalization threshold.

The book value recorded in the County’s balance sheet takes into account accumulated depreciation and some of the assets reviewed were fully depreciated. The Admin Manual also states that assets no longer serviceable or.

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