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How to properly record the sale of Fixed Building and Land

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How to properly record the sale of Fixed Building and Land ( Restuarant Business)

Sell of property and Building- F/A-Bldg. 920,172
F/A-Land 600,000
Accum.Depre- 45,222

Selling price 1,795,000
Less- Sellers fees 108,101
Notes payable Loan 1,206,247
Proceeds 480,651
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Finance
Expert:  Rakhi Vasavada replied 5 years ago.

Dear Friend,


If a company sells land that it was holding for future use, the company will 1) debit Cash for the amount it receives, 2) credit Land for the amount in the general ledger account that applies to the land being sold, and 3) record the difference as a gain or loss on sale of land.


The entry would be then, as follows:


Cash Account DR $ 1,795,000

Accumulated Depreciation A/c DR 45,222

Sellers Fees A/c 108101


TO Building A/c $ 920,172

TO Land A/c $ 600,000

TO Gain on sale of property $ 428151




Now, you paid out notes payable


Notes Payable A/c DR 1,206,147

TO Cash Ac $1,206,147


I am sure this would help...

Warm Regards,

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
In the seller fees there is $ 16k going to property tax. Since we've been making entries to Real Estate Tax Payable account should i apply the 16k to that account
Expert:  Rakhi Vasavada replied 5 years ago.

Dear Friend,


YES... You may do so..