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Distinguish between ordinary repairs and maintenance and major repairs. How should a company account for each?

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Differentiate between ordinary repairs and maintenance and major repairs and explain the manner in which the company must account for each.

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Property, Plant, and Equipment:

“Property, Plant, and Equipment” refers to the fixed assets, having a useful life of more than a year that is acquired by a company to be used in its business activities, for generating revenue.

“Difference between ordinary repairs and maintenance and major repairs are explained as follows”:

  • The costs of ordinary repairs and maintenance does not increase the upcoming (future) economic benefits o...

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