Home For AAT student members AQ 2013 AAT Level 3 (Level 6 in Scotland)
Current updates regarding coronavirus (Covid-19) and the precautions AAT are taking will be continually updated on the below page.

Please check this link for the latest updates:
We hope you are all safe and well and if you need us we will be here. 💚


Help with VAT on Disposal and Part Exchange

jow774jow774 Trusted RegularRegistered Posts: 465
Can someone please give me a helping hand on recording VAT on disposal proceeds. I am fine with record the cost, record the depreciation but recording the proceeds when they include VAT has melted my brain????

Thanks

Comments

  • CullenCullen Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 592
    Possible credit disposals with the net, credit vat and debit bank with the cash received?
  • jow774jow774 Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 465
    So in the case of a part ex would I just debit the new asset with the gross? You made it sound so simple and now I feel foolish for asking, lol, lol.

    Thanks
    :thumbup1:
  • jow774jow774 Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 465
    So lets say Old Vehicle cost £15,000, accum depn is £7,500. New vehicle cost £14,500 (inc VAT) and Part Ex value on old vehicle is £5,000 (inc VAT) assuming VAT is 15%. How do I deal with this in journal form???? Im still stuck on the accounting for the VAT on part exchange proceeds?
  • EsmeEsme Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 711
    Dr Disposals 15,000 cr Disposals 12,500 (7,500 + 5,000)

    Dr Vehicle at cost 14,500 (5,000 + 9,500) cr Vehicle at cost 15,000

    Dr Accumulated depreciation 7,500

    Cr Bank 5,000


    What type of company is it? Most companies can't claim the VAT back on vehicles.
  • PAMDILLPAMDILL Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 716
    You can claim VAT back on commercial vehicles such as vans and lorries.
  • EsmeEsme Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 711
    Well wouldn't you then just take the VAT off the cost and put it to the VAT account?
  • jow774jow774 Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 465
    But that leaves you with a debit entry for the VAT doesnt it? I am soooo confused.
  • jow774jow774 Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 465
    So in theory I would post the invoice for the new vehicle to the purchase ledger, and then raise a kind of sales invoice for the proceeds which would take care of the VAT. Then do the disposal and acquistion as normal on the net value?? Is this correct?
  • EsmeEsme Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 711
    You would debit the net cost to the vehicle account and de the VAT to the VAT account.
  • any2002ukany2002uk Feels At Home Registered Posts: 88
    Esme wrote: »
    Dr Disposals 15,000 cr Disposals 12,500 (7,500 + 5,000)

    Dr Vehicle at cost 14,500 (5,000 + 9,500) cr Vehicle at cost 15,000

    Dr Accumulated depreciation 7,500

    Cr Bank 5,000


    What type of company is it? Most companies can't claim the VAT back on vehicles.

    i am confuse where did 9500 come from because i put part exchange £5000+bank14500 in Debit of COst account. is my way wrong?

    thanks
Sign In or Register to comment.