When the Company decide to write off the fixed asset, the following entries will be passed:
Dr. Accumulated Depreciation
Dr. Loss on Asset written off (if any)
Cr. Fixed Asset ( at cost)
The company would write off the fixed asset in the following circumstances:
1) The company may write off the fixed asset, if the assets are no longer in feasible use.
2) The fixed assets have been fully depreciated.
In case 1 above, the company might incurred a loss on fixed asset written down if the net book value is > nil. Whereas, when the assets have been fully depreciated ( as in case 2), no losses will be incurred upon written off.