Case Study.... Help!!!

sarahuk3 Registered Posts: 31 ? ? ?
Hi Everyone,

Just a quick question about posting journals in the main ledger for the acquisition of a new car.

this is what i have that i am working on:

Invoice: Hylex Motors

VX04 TMS 10,900.00
VAT 1,907.50
Excise Duty (12months) 165.00

less p/e -1,850.00

the company is not able to recover input vat on the purchase of a new car, so when i am posting in the main ledger am i using the net value of 10,900?

Thank you!!



  • CJC
    CJC Registered Posts: 1,657
    As you rightly say VAT is not recoverable on the purchase of cars. Thus, the cost of the car to the business is the *gross* amount and it is this that needs to be entered in the ledger. If the vehicles was, say, a van, the cost would be the net value and the VAT would be separated off with a corresponding double entry in the VAT account.

    I've an example here which might be of some use.
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