Depreciation books are used for reporting asset information for tax and other non-financial reporting. For example, you can create a book for corporate reporting, earnings and profits, federal taxes, alternative minimum tax, state tax, or for any other of your company's accounting needs. You can set up an unlimited number of books for each company.
You can select default entries for information, such as the depreciation method and the switchover method. You can change any of the information in the form or the form.
These tax books–or depreciation books–do not affect the general ledger because information tracked in the depreciation books is used only for tax or other non-financial purposes. You can continue to associate a value model with the current posting layer and consider this book the corporate book.
The following topics provide information about depreciation: