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M6 - Gross off for the stolen asset

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Hello everyone,

What amount do we put in the loss of stolen asset when it says not to netoff and there is no depreciation chrged upto the date of stolen asset and only NBV amount is given. Little confusion there, if any one can clear the matter.

 

Thank you very much.

Mehul Dave

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Mehul said:

Hello everyone,

What amount do we put in the loss of stolen asset when it says not to netoff and there is no depreciation chrged upto the date of stolen asset and only NBV amount is given. Little confusion there, if any one can clear the matter.

 

Thank you very much.

Mehul Dave


 

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Mehul said:

Mehul said:

Hello everyone,

What amount do we put in the loss of stolen asset when it says not to netoff and there is no depreciation chrged upto the date of stolen asset and only NBV amount is given. Little confusion there, if any one can clear the matter.

 

Thank you very much.

Mehul Dave


 

Hi Mehul

The accounting entries for the disposal of an asset when no monetary proceeds are received (i.e. when an asset is scrapped, given away, lost or stolen) is as follows:

  • Debit the accumulated depreciation account (Balance Sheet) with all the accumulated depreciation to date for the asset
  • Credit the Asset account (Balance Sheet) with the cost of the Fixed asset, and
  • Debit the loss on disposal account (P&L) with the difference, if any, between the above two amounts.

 

You basically use this formula: Profit/Loss on disposal = Proceeds - Net book value. However, there are no proceeds received with scrapped, lost or stolen assets. So, there will be a loss on disposal if the asset is not fully depreciated when it is scrapped/lost/stolen.

 

Example: Asset scrapped/written off - partially depreciated

1) A laptop costing £800 and with £300 accumulated depreciation had to be written off because it was lost.

The NBV is £500 (£800 original cost - £300 accumulated depreciation).

The accounting entry would be:

AccountDebitCredit
Computers   800
Computers Accumulated Depreciation 300  
Profit/Loss on disposal of fixed assets 500  
Total 800 800

 

Example: Asset scrapped/written off - fully depreciated

If the above laptop had been fully depreciated when it was lost/stolen, the entries on disposal would be:

AccountDebitCredit
Computers   800
Computers Accumulated Depreciation 800  
Total 800 800

 

Example: Asset scrapped/written off - nil depreciation

Your original post mentions that no depreciation had been applied at all to date for the asset to date. In that case the NBV is the same as the original costs. So, using the same £800 laptop as example, the entries on disposal would be:

AccountDebitCredit
Computers   800
Profit/Loss on disposal of fixed assets 800  
Total 800 800

 

I hope this helps and answers your query.


 



Edited at 26 May 2020 03:55 PM GMT

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