Fixed Assets Journal Entries

The fixed assets journal entries below act as a quick reference, and set out the most commonly encountered situations when dealing with the double entry posting of fixed assets.

In each case the fixed assets journal entries show the debit and credit account together with a brief narrative. For a fuller explanation of journal entries, view our examples section.

Typical Fixed Assets Journal Entries


Purchase of fixed assets journal entry
Account Debit Credit
Fixed assets XXX
Cash XXX

Journal entry to record depreciation
Account Debit Credit
Depreciation expense XXX
Accumulated depreciation XXX


Gain on sale of asset journal entry
Account Debit Credit
Cash XXX
Accumulated depreciation XXX
Fixed assets XXX
Gain on disposal XXX

Loss on sale of asset journal entry
Account Debit Credit
Cash XXX
Loss on disposal XXX
Accumulated depreciation XXX
Fixed assets XXX

To remove a fully depreciated asset
Account Debit Credit
Accumulated depreciation XXX
Fixed asset XXX

Asset write off journal entry
Account Debit Credit
Accumulated depreciation XXX
Loss on disposal XXX
Fixed asset XXX

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