You have a company with two or more set of books and after posting a subsequent acquisition for a given asset, you noticed that the calculated depreciation is different, between the set of books.
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Reproducing the Issue
- Go to Fixed Assets work center.
- Go to Fixed Assets view.
- Find the relevant asset.
- Click Edit -> Values.
- Highlight the first set of books and check the Depreciation Overview tab for a specific fiscal fiscal year.
- Highlight the second set of books and check the Depreciation Overview tab for the same fiscal year.
You notice that the depreciation amounts are different, even though all relevant dates and depreciation method are the same for both set of books.
Since the sets of books have different fiscal year variants, it may happen that the Capitalization Date of the asset falls in different fiscal years. Whenever there is an acquisition posting, the system will compare the posting period of the acquisition with the posting period of the Capitalization Date. If the acquisition posting is in the same fiscal year as the Capitalization Date, then the depreciation calculation happens from the Depreciation Start Date. Otherwise, if the acquisition posting is in a different fiscal year as the Capitalization Date, then the depreciation calculation will depend on the period control method/key for the depreciation method being used.
If the subsequent acquisition happens in the same fiscal year as the Capitalization Date it may also happen that the delta depreciation from previous periods gets cumulated in one period, depending on if the previous depreciation were posted and of periods are closed.
The system works as designed.
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