accelerated depreciation
accelerated depreciation see depreciation

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

accelerated depreciation
A method of deducting the cost of a business asset more rapidly than by using straight-line depreciation. There are several accelerated depreciation methods, often referred to as MACRS (modified accelerated cost recovery system).
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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