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Please utilize the information below to ensure a smooth and seamless year-end in Fixed Assets. Enjoy!
Does the 2020 Year-End Update include any changes for the Fixed Assets module?
YES! Luxury Auto Maximum Depreciation Deduction Amounts: The maximum depreciation deduction amounts allowed for luxury vehicles has been updated for assets placed in service in calendar year 2020 to comply with IRS Guidelines:
Is there any new functionality I should know about that affects the Fixed Assets Year-End closing process?
There is no new functionality this year that will affect Fixed Assets year-end closing processes. However, as a reminder, in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 and later, a Fixed Asset Year-End Closing report was added to the year-end close process!! This optional report will print per Book, and show the Asset ID, Description, Cost Basis, YTD depreciation, Accumulated Depreciation, NBV, Placed in Service Date, Depreciated to Date, Quantity, YTD Maintenance, and Status for all assets impacted by the year-end close process. In a single step, you can close the year and print a status report of all the assets that were affected by the close!!
When should the Year-End close for Fixed Assets be done?
We recommend you close all books in Fixed Assets after you close Payables Management (specifically if you're interfacing assets from Payables to Fixed Assets), but before you close the General Ledger year.
Below are other key points to remember:
NOTE: The last day of the Fixed Assets year can be confirmed by navigating to the Fixed Assets Calendar Setup window:
GP 2015 and Up: Microsoft Dynamics GP >> Tools >> Setup >> Fixed Assets >> Calendar
What does the Year End Close Process do and /or affect?
In the Asset General Window:
In the Asset Book Window:
In the Book Setup Window:
What steps should I take to close the year in Fixed Assets?
NOTE: You should close the year for all Books, however, you do not need to close them all at the same time. With that being said, all books should be closed before processing any depreciation for the new year.
Microsoft Dynamics GP >> Tools >> Setup >> Fixed Assets >> Calendar
Reminder - DO NOT FLIP the 'Current Fiscal Year' in the Book Setup window:
Please DO NOT manually edit the year in the Book Setup window so you can run depreciation for the next year, and then 'flip it back' and proceed to close the current year. If you do this, the year-end process will set the YTD Depreciation field to zero and then at the end of the next year, the GP code will look to this YTD field to see if enough depreciation has been taken for the year and not see the depreciation you had already done in the new year. This will cause your assets to over-depreciate at the end of the next year to try make up for the missing amounts in the YTD field (this manifests as overstated depreciation amounts in the remaining periods of the year or as doubled/tripled amounts in the last period of the year). For this reason, the Current Fiscal Year field in the Book Setup window has been locked down in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and later versions.
Assistance for Fixed Assets Year End Close:
If you are creating a case with the Technical Support Team, please refer to the routing below to ensure you are routed to the correct Professional for assistance:
Support Topic Selection: Financial – Fixed Assets
Sub-topic Selection: Year End Procedures
KB 865653 - Year End Closing Procedures for the Fixed Assets Module in Microsoft Dynamics GP
Year-End Close Resources:
Be sure to refer to the 2020 Year-End Blog Schedule to review current and upcoming blog posts and other helpful resource links related to Year-End Closing for Dynamics GP.
I hope this is helpful and that you have a successful Year-End!! If you have any feedback or suggestions, please let us know.
Have an AMAZING Fixed Assets Year-End!!!
Andrea Melroe | Sr. Technical Advisor | Microsoft Dynamics GP
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