Here is why we need to provide depreciation:
● To ascertain the true profit during a year, it is desirable to charge depreciation.
● To ascertain the true value of assets, depreciation should be charged. Without calculating the correct value of assets, we cannot ascertain the true financial position of a company.
● Instead of withdrawal of overstated profit, it is desirable to make provisions to buy new assets to replace old asset. The accumulated value of depreciation provides additional working capital.
● Depreciation helps in ascertaining uniform profit in each accounting year.
● Depreciation allows to take the advantage of tax benefit.