Accounting Category: Assets

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Should the useful life of a newly acquired fixed asset be the same as its physical life? This and other questions related to fixed asset useful lives are answered in this article.

How should you account for a revision in the useful life of fixed assets? What financial statement impact does such revision have? Find answers to these questions in this article.

Learn about accounting for advances to employees and officers with real-life examples and journal entries.

Learn about accounting for obsolete inventory with examples of obsolescence reserve journal entries.

Learn about accounting for short-term investments: trading securities and available-for-sale securities.

Learn about the impact of capitalizing vs expensing costs in the current and future periods.

Learn about accounting for repair and maintenance costs for fixed assets.

Two methods to account for prepaid expenses: balance sheet approach and income statement approach.

Prepare balance sheet from trial balance in five easy steps. Format and elements of classified balance sheet.

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