The gradual reduction of an asset’s value. A non-cash expense, which is often a tax write-off. A person or company may reduce their taxable income by the amount of the depreciation on the asset. Because this is an accounting function, it often has little resemblance to the asset’s useful life. The owner of the asset continues to use it tax-free after its value has been depreciated to nothing.
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