Accounting data can deviate significantly from economic realities for many reasons. First, accounting information is usually based on estimates and assumptions which may not accurately reflect the present state of an organization’s finances. When dealing with amortization and depreciation, these expenses are usually calculated based on an estimation that does not always align perfectly with the actual use or value of assets over time.
Conclusion: It’s important to know that financial information, including accounting data, does not necessarily reflect the economic reality. This is because there are often inconsistencies or discrepancies between audited statements and reporting requirements. It is therefore important that organizations remain vigilant in evaluating data to identify potential problems before they grow into bigger ones.