Depreciation Chapter in the Guide

Frank H. Ellenberger frank.h.ellenberger at
Wed Jan 25 16:25:44 EST 2017

Hi David,

Am 23.01.2017 um 18:23 schrieb David T. via gnucash-devel:
> Hello,
> Just revisiting bug 687820, and trying to update the overall roadmap
> to 2017. ISTR at one point John suggesting that the chapter on
> Depreciation (chapter 20) would be better off scrapped. I wanted to
> check whether that sentiment is generally held, or whether it should
> remain.
> David

where, please?

I am absolutly against removing it. It is a fundamental accounting
technic and it should be explained how to do it in GnuCash.

Currently I see at least 2 important use cases:

In DE the smallest selfemployed has to depraciate his Laptop over 3
years, his car over 5 years, in short every asset valued over ~100€.

When you track the value of your real estate and the related mortgage,
you can handle a situation like the subprime crisis much better. You
could see the danger much earlier.


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