Client emailed – Our Company bought 2 cars –
- Holden Cruze for $16,700.00 includes GST/stamp duty/transfer fee
- Barina for $12,888.00
We traded in the company car – Holden Commodore for $3000 and the wife’s car for $1500. Daniel has not claimed the $1500 but gave it to the business.
Now both ’new’ cars belong to the company.
Invoice for Holden Cruze is $16,700.00
The $4,500 trade in was netted out of the purchase of the Barina so the invoice is
($12,888- $4,500) $8,388.00 net.
We have in our accounts:-
MV @ cost 18539.37
MV Accum Depn 15412.00
Please advise. Thank you.
How to Enter – To keep things simple, we need to set up some new accounts (“NA”) for each motor vehicle, and new accounts for the loans on each car – it is then easiest to leave the final reconciliation and adjustments to your accountant year end.
I assume the 2 MV accounts are only for the Commodore and no other cars. It is good practice to create new accounts for EACH vehicle so the accountant can reconcile at year end with ease!
Separate the Rego (and Insur if included in the deal) from the $16,700 (or you can leave for accountant at year end to pick up).
*Is the Loan a Chattel Mortgage? – Can mention type of loan in account name as well
Monthly payments – for simplicity, allocate from bank to NA Liability MVeh Loan Fin Co Name (the new finance account).
The old car accounts – Asset MVehicle @ Cost Commodore, and the MV Accum Dep can be left for the accountant to calculate and adjust at year end, in case there are other adjustments he needs to do.
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