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On the balance sheet, you may see the term Accumulated Depreciation.

For ease of record keeping and financial management, most accountants record the actual cost of an asset in an asset account, but they do not record the asset’s depreciation in the same account.

Instead, most accountants and bookkeepers will create a separate account, accumulated depreciation, which tracks the total lifetime amount of depreciation taken on the assets.

As a result, the book value of the asset is calculated by reducing the asset account by the accumulated depreciation account.

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