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US-GAAP Costs versus Capitalization
Martin Rommel, Member
Hello, I need a US-GAAP Accounting advise for following business cases: 1. A new stairs for a production building. It is a metal stairs replacing current concrete stairs. Can I capitalize this if the whole building has an asset number and is not fully depreciated yet? 2. The replacement of electricity distributors on a factory campus. Can I capitalize this if the value of each electricity distributor is above 2.500$? Currently these components are part of the factory building (like 1). (...) Read more? Sign up for free
 

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US-GAAP Costs versus Capitalization
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In these cases, if the replacement preserves the value of the assets, it's cost; on the other hand, if the value of the assets increases, it's capitalization.
 

         
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