disposals/part exchange

waxbutterfly
waxbutterfly Registered Posts: 16 Dedicated contributor ? ? ?
I cant get my head round these tasks and my exam is on friday....help. i just dont seem to be capable of putting the correct figures in the correct T-Account or knowing what to transfer to P&L . :-( im dreading this question coming up in the exam.

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  • blobbyh
    blobbyh Registered Posts: 2,415
    Have a look at this link. About a quarter of the way down it shows various scenarios of disposal with no cash, disposal with cash and disposal with part ex:

    http://www.principlesofaccounting.com/chapter%2011.htm

    Work out in logical order - I used ADS as an acronym:

    Asset: remove from the register e.g. credit asset a/c £10,000
    Depreciation: counteract the depreciation accumulated to date: e.g. debit acc dep a/c £5,000
    Sale (or proceeds): debit bank a/c £3,000

    So now you have £8,000 of debits and £10,000 of credits. The balancing figure of £2,000 is therefore a debit expense in the P&L being the 'loss on disposal of asset'. Gains and part ex's are done similarly - look at the examples given in the link.
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