Depreciation books setup (form)

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Click Fixed assets > Setup > Depreciation > Depreciation books.

Use this form to create, update, or delete depreciation books. You can create an unlimited number of books. Each depreciation book must have an ID that is unique from all value model IDs and depreciation book IDs.

Depreciation is the allocation of the cost of an asset over time for accounting and tax purposes. You can use depreciation books to calculate depreciation for a group of assets.

Tasks that use this form

Set up asset depreciation books

Set up an asset group depreciation book

The following tables provide descriptions for the controls in this form.





Specify information for the selected depreciation book.




Fixed asset groups

Open the Fixed asset group/depreciation book form, where you can create fixed asset groups. The groups that are associated with the selected depreciation book are displayed.




Depreciation book

Enter or view the identifier for the depreciation book.


Enter or view the description of the depreciation book.


Select this check box if the fixed asset can be depreciated.

Depreciation profile

Select the depreciation profile for the depreciation book. This profile will be the default profile when you set up asset group depreciation books.

Alternative depreciation profile

Select an alternative depreciation profile. The amounts of depreciation that are calculated for the depreciation profile and for the alternative depreciation profile are compared, and the larger amount of depreciation is suggested for posting.

Extraordinary depreciation profile

Select the depreciation profile to use for additional depreciation of an asset in unusual circumstances. For example, you might use this to record depreciation that results from a natural disaster.

Round off depreciation

Enter an amount for rounding depreciation calculations. For example, enter 1.00 to round depreciation to the nearest dollar, and enter 10.00 to round depreciation to the nearest 10 dollars.

Leave net book value at

Enter the lowest net book value that the asset can have after the book depreciation is subtracted.


Select the fiscal calendar to use for fixed assets that use the specified depreciation book.

You can select from all fiscal calendars that are defined in the Fiscal calendars form. For more information, see Key tasks: Fiscal calendars, fiscal years, and periods.

Allow net book value higher than acquisition costs

Select this check box to allow the net book value for an asset to be higher than the acquisition costs for the asset.

Allow negative net book value

Select this check box to allow the net book value amount for an asset to be negative.

See also

Key tasks: Fiscal calendars, fiscal years, and periods

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