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Positive depreciation

I have a problem with depreciation posting. I have searched the forum but did not find any answer.

Net book value of $ 559,350 as on April 2012 was fully depreciated by 31 Mar 2017. Additions between April 2012 and March 2017 were correctly depreciated.

However, additions from 01 Apr 2017 were fully depreciated when depreciation program was executed.

For example, asset acquisition on 01 May 2017 $ 2400 was fully depreciated ($ 2400) which is not correct. It should be $ 2000*20%/12*11 = $ 440.

Subsequently, in Jan 2018, on the acquisition of $ 207, the system has posted a positive depreciation of $ 47,469 on the base value of $ 1,640,423.72!!! More surprisingly, acquisition after that is correctly depreciated. For example, acquisition on Jan of $ 3,488.94 was correctly depreciated by $ 174.45 (3488.94*20%/12*3 months).

Here are the details of the configuration of depreciation:

  • Depreciation method SLM
  • Base method 0014
  • Useful life: 5 years (20% depreciation).
  • Period control 01/01/01/01
  • Depreciation after the end of planned life – the box is “checked”.
  • There is only ordinary depreciation.
  • “Only negative values and zero allowed” checked in Rule for positive/negative sign for ordinary depreciation in Depreciation Area.
  • Fiscal year: April to March
  • SAP ECC 6.0

Can anybody suggest/help how to fix this?

Thank you,


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  • Apr 25, 2018 at 06:06 AM

    Hi Pravin,

    this should be checked on the system. But I think 1,640,423.72 is not really the base value.

    You said that net book value was fully depreciated. Could you please check in the depreciation key which base value is defined. Is it the net book value und the net book value is negative. Negative net book value => positive depreciation.

    If not: Are you using a standard depreciation key? Which one?

    Best regards Bernhard

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    • Hi Bernhard,

      I could not reply earlier; was away from work.

      I checked the base value as you suggested. It is acquisition value. The net book value is not negative.

      The depreciation key was created for us but don't know what was the basis.

      Thank you,