Total accumulated depreciation reduces the formal accounting value (called book value) of assets. Each month’s accumulated balance is the same as last month’s balance plus this month’s depreciation.

Be sure to read up on depreciation, and check out the entry on EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) as well.

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