Do you know how to recoup your equipment costs?
Abstract: Capturing equipment costs can be a challenge, but it’s well worth the effort. Equipment costs should be charged to each contract using a method that reflects the extent to which the equipment was used on that job. The secret to success lies in knowing the methods available and how to use them. This article explains how to calculate equipment costs, so you can allocate them to the appropriate contract. A special sidebar offers a sample calculation. (Updated 2/23/12)