depreciation tax shield


A means of reducing income tax payments by deducting depreciation from the taxable income. Depreciation tax shield is computed as the amount of depreciation multiplied by the tax rate. Example, if the annual depreciation is $1,000 and the tax rate is 10%; the corresponding tax shield will be $100. The amount of depreciation will depend on the depreciation method, using accelerated depreciation allows for faster depreciation during the early life of the asset and slows down as the asset ages, hence, it provides for higher tax savings during its early stages of the asset's life.

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You may want to try and see if you can figure out a way to get a depreciation tax shield to save you some money.

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The depreciation tax shield was something of interest to everyone because it was a means of reducing income tax payments.

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We were fortunate to have so much inventory classified as PPE that was depreciating rapidly as we took advantage of the depreciation tax shield.

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