- accelerated cost recovery system
- In the USA, a system of depreciation designed to encourage capital investment by businesses. It permits a quicker recovery of an asset's cost to provide higher tax benefits in the earlier years of its use. A higher depreciation charge is made to the profit and loss account in the early years, thus reducing the amount of profit assessable for tax.
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