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Help with Disposal account

alexnwaalexnwa Registered Posts: 21
The original cost of a vehicle was £5000 excluding vat and accumulated depreciation was £1000.
A new vehicle was acquired at the cost of £2500 plus VAT.

Please, prepare a disposal account.

My solution below

Debit side
Original cost £5000
Bank £2500
Balance £7500

Credit side
Disposal £5000
Accumulated depreciation £1000
Loss of disposal £1500
Balance £7500.

Please, just want to know whether I'm in the right direction.


  • Bran278Bran278 ManchesterRegistered Posts: 36
    I don't think you need to put the cost of the new vehicle in the debit side of the disposal account.
  • Bran278Bran278 ManchesterRegistered Posts: 36
    That amount would just be debit vehicle account and credit bank.
  • CheesypeesyCheesypeesy MAAT Posts: 102
    Bran is right. We're also missing the amount the old vehicle was actually sold for.
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  • alexnwaalexnwa Registered Posts: 21
    Thank you @bran278 @Cheesypeesy for your input.
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