Fixed Assets

What is Fixed Assets ?

Fixed Assets are properties or goods owned by an organization for a period of more than one financial year. They have a unique feature of losing their economic value on usage through process of depreciation known as wear and tear. For example, fixtures and fitting, motor vehicle, machinery, office equipment, loose tools and plants (heavy earth moving machinery). Other properties categorized as fixed assets are land and buildings although they don’t undergo wear and tear. But for the sake of easy understanding of balance sheet components, these two assets are termed as part of fixed assets. It should be noted that fixed assets are also referred to as non-current assets.

When is Fixed Assets required?

Fixed Assets are required when an investment opportunity arises and there is need of generating income.

Why is Fixed Assets necessary?

Fixed Assets are necessary for it balances the financing needs. In other words, the fixed assets represent the financing done by the management and they are necessary for they aid in generating income to cove average costs.