Probably over a long time, using historical cost accounting, they will give the same results.In theory, they should both work out the same over time anyway.
Hi GeoffOriginally posted by geoffw
Now, here's one scenario for favouring the straight line method (just to be perverse)
If you had a property, and you were on alower tax rate- and perhaps earlier in your career- you might choose to get loser deductions now, in the knowledge that the income from your property will probably rise over time,and you may well be moving into a higher tax bracket in your career. In this situation, higher deductions in years 3+ might be of much more benefit than deductions now.