Custom Search

(39)-LEDGER ACCOUNTING ENTRIES FOR THE FIXED ASSET DISPOSALS

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Ledger Accounting entries for the Fixed Asset Disposals

A profit on disposal is an item of other income in the profit and loss account, and a loss on disposal is an item of expense in the profit and loss account.

It is customary in ledger accounting to record the disposal of fixed assets in a disposal of fixed asset account. The profit or loss on disposal is the difference between,
  • The sale price of the asset, and
  • The net book value of the asset at the time of sale.

The relevant items which must appear in the disposal of fixed assets account are therefore,

  • The value of the asset, at cost or revalued amount.
  • The accumulated depreciation up to the date of sale.
  • The sale price of the asset.

For the disposal of fixed assets; ledger accounting entries are as follows,

  1. Transfer the cost of fixed asset, to disposal of fixed asset account.
    Disposal of fixed asset account --Debit
    Fixed asset account --Credit
  2. Transfer the accumulated depreciation on the asset as at the date of sale.
    Provision for depreciation account --Debit
    Disposal of fixed asset account --Credit
  3. Transfer the sale price of the asset. The sale is therefore not recorded in a sales account, but in the disposal of fixed asset account itself.
    Debtor account or cash book --Debit
    Disposal of fixed asset account --Credit
  4. The balance on the disposal account is the profit or loss on disposal and the corresponding double entry is recorded in the profit and loss account,
    • If loss
    Profit and loss account --Debit
    Disposal of fixed asset account --Credit
    • If profit
    Disposal of fixed account --Debit
    Profit and loss account --Credit

0 comments:

Post a Comment

About Me

My Photo
Management Consultant.
Financial management and business management specialist.
View my complete profile

WELCOME

WELCOME ALL.....................................................,

If you have any problems regarding accounting please comment in this site and let we know SURELLY WE ANSWERED...................................,