Partnership Appropriation Account

The net income from the profit and loss account is transferred to the partnership appropriation account in order that it can be adjusted for partner salaries, commissions, and interest. Any residual net income after adjustment is distributed to the partners.

Last modified July 12th, 2018 by Team
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Retirement of a Partner

When a partner retires the existing partnership is dissolved. To calculate the amount due to the retiring partner net assets are adjusted to fair value. Depending on the method of partnership accounting used bonus or goodwill journal entries may be necessary if the amount paid to the retiring partner differs from their adjusted net asset value.

Last modified June 27th, 2018 by Team
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Admission of a New Partner

Adding a partner to an existing partnership can result in either goodwill or bonus journal entries depending on which method of accounting is used. The purchase of partnership interest can be undertaken at a valuation equal to, more than, or less than book value.

Last modified May 23rd, 2018 by Team
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Partnership Journal Entries

The partnership journal entries below act as a quick reference, and set out the most commonly encountered situations when dealing with the double entry posting relating to partnership accounts.

Last modified July 20th, 2018 by Team
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Consignment Accounting

This tutorial deals with consignment accounting and accounting for consignment sales. A consignment is a term used to refer to an arrangement whereby goods are sent by their owner (consignor) to an agent (consignee) who holds and sells the goods on behalf of the owner for a commission. It is important to understand that the agent never owns the goods.

Last modified October 31st, 2018 by Team
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Joint Venture Accounting

This tutorial deals with the joint venture accounting when no legal entity is formed and each business only maintains bookkeeping records for its own transactions. This type of joint venture accounting treatment, where there is no legal entity, is referred to as a joint operation or jointly controlled operation.

Last modified August 15th, 2018 by Team
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Liquidation of a Partnership

Accounting for the liquidation of a partnership involves four steps to be completed, sell non cash assets, allocate the gain or loss on sale to the partners using the income ratio, pay any partnership liabilities, and finally distribute the remaining cash to the partners using the capital ratio.

Last modified August 9th, 2018 by Team
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Distribution of Partnership Income

The distribution of partnership income is the process of sharing the net income or net loss of a partnership between the partners in proportion to the income sharing ratio.

In the absence of a partnership agreement, each partner will receive an equal share of the net income or net loss of the partnership. For a two partner firm, this would mean that the income sharing ratio could be expressed as 1:1.

Last modified October 16th, 2018 by Team
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Partnership Formation Accounting

As a business grows it may be necessary to involve additional people either to obtain access to more capital or to provide expertise. One way of introducing additional people is to form a partnership.

When a partnership is formed each partner will normally introduce capital into the partnership. The capital can either be cash or alternatively in a non-cash form such as machinery, vehicles, accounts receivables or buildings which are accounted for at fair value.

Last modified November 12th, 2018 by Team
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