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    Which assets are not depreciated?

    Land is not depreciated, since it has an unlimited useful life. If land has a limited useful life, as is the case with a quarry, then it is acceptable to depreciate it over its useful life.

    If the cost of land includes any costs incurred for site dismantlement and/or restoration, then depreciate these costs over the period over which any resulting benefits are obtained.

    If an entity acquires a parcel of land which includes a building, then separate the two assets and depreciate the building.

    Related Topics

    Overview of depreciation
    How do I account for land improvements?
    What is the accounting entry for depreciation?
    What is the purpose of depreciation?
    Why do we not depreciate land?

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