No. While many federal grants use a capitalization threshold of $5,000, Arizona does not use a dollar threshold for determining whether an item is equipment or a supply. The USFR Chart of Accounts includes bold, required object codes under 6730 to separately identify equipment costing $5,000 or more from lower-cost equipment items. Districts should select the correct object code to separately identify equipment with a cost of $5,000 or more from equipment costing less than $5,000.
The criteria for determining whether an item should be classified as equipment or supply is included in the Uniform System of Financial Records for Arizona School Districts (USFR). For example, both a computer costing $400 and a network printer/copy machine costing $6,500 would be classified as equipment under state guidance. However, the $400 computer would be classified in either object code 6737 or 6738 as technology-related equipment with a cost of less than $5,000, while the $6,500 printer/copy machine would be classified in object code 6739 as technology-related equipment with a cost of $5,000 or more. Using the correct detailed equipment classifications allows these items to be correctly classified in accordance with the USFR Chart of Accounts and separately identified for reporting for federal grant purposes.
The bold codes in the USFR Chart of Accounts for equipment costing $5,000 or more are:
6733 Furniture and Equipment—$5,000 or More
6736 Vehicles—$5,000 or More
6739 Technology-Related Hardware and Software—$5,000 or More
The remaining bold codes in the 6730 range of 6731, 6732, 6734, 6735, 6737, and 6738 should be used for equipment purchases that cost less than $5,000 in each designated category.