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- 17xxxx: Investment in Plant and Equipment
17xxxx: Investment in Plant and Equipment
Duke University capitalizes acquisitions that meet both these criteria:
- Costs $5,000 or more ($1.00 in case of library books, manuscripts, etc.)
- Have an economic life exceeding two years
For further explanation of the capitalization policy refer to GAP 200.050, Plant & Equipment Capitalization.
Duke University departments do not use this series of G/L accounts when making purchases but instead use an appropriate 66xxxx G/L account. Plant Accounting is responsible for ensuring the proper 66xxxx G/L account is used and "closing out" the 66xxxx G/L accounts to the appropriate 17xxxx account at fiscal year end.