Chart of depreciation contains all the depreciation areas in SAP. It enables you to manage the rule of valuation of assets.
It is defined at the client level. If you want it to work for your company code then it has to be assigned to your company code. So in the first step you must create company code and then assign it.
Sap has delivered some standard chart of depreciation areas which can be used by you or you can create your own with reference to it. When you create with reference to the standard one, SAP copies all the depreciation areas in it. You can delete those depreciation areas which are not required by you.
You can create your depreciation chart by using transaction code EC08 or path;
SPRO > Financial Accounting > Asset Accounting > Organisational Structure > Copy Reference Chart of Depreciation
To copy it, double click on “copy reference chart of depreciation”
And then click on “copy” icon
In the “From” and “To Chart of Dep” section enter the chart of depreciation from which you want to copy.
Specify a description
You have to add a description to it. To do that you can use transaction code EC08 or path;
SPRO > Financial Accounting > Asset Accounting > Organization Structures > Copy reference chart of depreciation
Now change the description accordingly.
After creation you need to assign it to your company code. You can assign only one COD to your company code. One COD can be assigned to more than one company code but one company code can not be assigned to more than one COD. To get it assigned you use transaction code OAB1 or path;
SPRO > Financial Accounting > Asset Accounting > Organizational Structure > Assign Chart of Depreciation to Company Code
After reaching the maintain company code in asset accounting screen, assign it to your company code.
How to copy or delete depreciation area in SAP
When you copy a COD all the depreciation areas are get copies by default. Followings are some of those depreciation areas (DA);
- Cost accounting
- Tax balance sheet
- Special tax depreciation for APC in financial statement
- Consolidated balance sheet in local currency
- Consolidated balance sheet in group currency
- Investment support posted to liabilities
- Investment support deducted from asset
You can delete these depreciation areas by selecting the delete button from the screen or if you want to create your own then you can do so by selecting the copy button from the top of the screen.
You can copy/delete it by using transaction code EC08 or path;
SPRO > Financial Accounting > Asset Accounting > Organizational Structure > copy reference chart of depreciation/depreciation areas > copy/delete depreciation areas