salvage valueThe value of an asset after it has become useless to the owner; the amount expected to be obtained when a fixed asset is disposed of at the end of its useful life.
? Salvage value is used, under some depreciation methods, to determine the allowable tax deduction for depreciation. And under the UCC, when a buyer of goods breaches or repudiates the contract of sale, the seller may, under certain circumstances, either complete the manufacture of any incomplete goods or cease the manufacture and sell the partial product for scrap or salvage value. UCC ¡ì 2-704(2).
¡ª Also termed residual value; scrap value. See DEPRECIATION. [Cases: Sales 384(6).]