A company has been depreciating its IT equipment over 5 (five )years, but now finds that it is becoming obsolete in 3 years.
What does the consistency principle allow the company to do?
A. change depreciation policy to 3 years and highlight the effect of this in its financial statements
B. change depreciation policy to 3 years without indicating the effect on profits
C. continue to depreciate over 5 years according to the existing policy
D. continue to depreciate over 5 years but note that after 3 years the equipment will be obsolete