(JPN) Set up asset retirement obligation for fixed assets [AX 2012]

Updated: November 27, 2013

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2

Asset retirement obligation (ARO) is used to estimate the costs that are related to the future disposal of an asset. ARO is initially recognized as a liability when you acquire or construct a fixed asset. This liability is equal to the present value of the estimated retirement cost for the asset at the beginning of its service life. The estimated retirement cost can change over the course of the asset’s service life based on market discount rates. To accommodate these changes in the liability, you can post retirement costs for the asset as installments at regular intervals of its service life instead of posting the initially recognized liability when you retire the asset.

NoteNote

This topic does not apply to versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 prior to cumulative update 7 for AX 2012 R2.

You can perform the following tasks to use ARO:

  • Set up a discount rate schedule that uses current market discount rates to calculate ARO amounts.

  • Specify the ARO type to use for an asset, and the frequency at which the changes to the ARO amounts are posted.

  • Set up an estimated retirement cost plan for the ARO and simulate ARO amounts for each fiscal period of the asset’s service life.

The following table shows the prerequisites that must be in place before you start.

Category

Prerequisite

Version

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 with cumulative update 7 or later

Country/region

The primary address for the legal entity must be in the following countries/regions: Japan

Related setup tasks

Use the Discount rates for fixed assets form to set up a discount rate schedule for the fixed asset that the ARO is applied to. This discount rate schedule is used to maintain the discount rates for the fiscal periods of the fixed asset’s service life.

To set up a discount rate schedule, follow these steps:

  1. Click Fixed assets > Setup > Discount rates.

  2. In the Start date field, enter the date from which the discount rate schedule is effective.

  3. In the Market discount rate percentage field, enter the current market discount rate percentage for the fixed asset.

You must specify a separate discount rate percentage for each fiscal period of the asset’s service life. To do this, click New, and then enter the starting date of the fiscal period in the Start date field.

Use the Asset retirement obligation documents form to set up an ARO document that is attached to the fixed asset. This document contains information about the purpose of the ARO and the posting frequency of the ARO amounts.

To set up an ARO document, follow these steps:

  1. Click Fixed assets > Setup > Asset retirement obligation > Asset retirement obligation documents.

  2. Click New or press CTRL+N to create a record.

  3. In the Document ID field, enter a name for the ARO document.

  4. In the Document date field, enter the date from which the ARO document is effective.

  5. In the Posting frequency field, select the frequency with which the changes that are made to the ARO amounts are posted.

Use the Asset retirement obligation form to set up ARO for a fixed asset. You can also set up an estimated retirement cost plan for the ARO. You can then view the details about the planned amounts and the posted amounts for the retirement cost plan in the Asset retirement obligation details form.

To set up ARO for a fixed asset, follow these steps:

  1. Click Fixed assets > Common > Fixed assets > Fixed assets.

  2. Select a fixed asset to set up ARO for, and then on the Action Pane, click Asset retirement obligation.

  3. In the Asset retirement obligation form, click New.

  4. In the Value model field, select the value model of the fixed asset.

  5. In the Document ID field, select the name of the asset retirement document to attach to the fixed asset.

  6. On the Estimated retirement cost plan FastTab, click Create.

  7. In the Transaction date field, enter the effective transaction date for the retirement cost plan.

  8. In the Estimated retirement cost adjustment field, enter the estimated retirement cost adjustment amount that is required for the ARO.

  9. Click OK to create the estimated retirement cost plan.

  10. Click Explore to open the Asset retirement obligation details form, where you can view the planned amounts and the posted amounts for the retirement cost plan.

You have finished setting up ARO for the fixed asset. You can now depreciate and amortize the fixed asset and settle the ARO. For more information, see (JPN) Depreciate and retire a fixed asset with asset retirement obligation.

If you don't have access to the pages that are used to complete this task, contact your system administrator and provide the information that is shown in the following table.

Category

Prerequisite

Configuration keys

Ensure that the Asset configuration key is available under the Data Dictionary > Configuration Keys node in the Application Object Tree (AOT).

Security roles and duties

To perform this task, you must be a member of the -SYSADMIN- security role.


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