Accounting / August 3, 2018 / Pearl Bailey
Capital lease The present value of all lease payments is considered to be the cost of the asset, which is recorded as a fixed asset, with an offsetting credit to a capital lease liability account. As each monthly lease payment is made to the lessor, the lessee records a combined reduction in the capital lease liability account and a charge to interest expense. The lessee also records a periodic depreciation charge to gradually reduce the carrying amount of the fixed asset in its accounting records.
In some cases, your business may choose to use cash accounting. Cash-based accounting is simple in comparison to accrual accounting. Sales are posted when the cash is received from the customer, regardless of the date that the product was delivered. Expenses are posted in the same manner, or when the cash is disbursed to pay the bill. Smaller businesses and businesses that do not carry inventory often use the cash basis of accounting.
Cash from operating activities usually refers to the net cash inflow reported in the first section of the statement of cash flows. Cash from operating activities focuses on the cash inflows and outflows from a company's main business activities of buying and selling merchandise, providing services, etc.
Cost of Sales For a manufacturer, cost of sales is the expense incurred for labor, raw materials, and manufacturing overhead used in the production of goods. While it may be stated separately, depreciation expense belongs in the cost of sales. For wholesalers and retailers, the cost of sales is essentially the purchase cost of merchandise used for resale. For service-related businesses, cost of sales represents the cost of services rendered or cost of revenues
In Case You Missed It