Cornerstones of Financial Accounti...

4th Edition
Jay Rich + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337690881



Cornerstones of Financial Accounti...

4th Edition
Jay Rich + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337690881
Textbook Problem

How is the cost of a fixed asset measured in a cash transaction? In a noncash transaction?

To determine

Cost of fixed asset:

The cost of fixed asset is the cost which is incurred to purchase the asset and it includes all the expenses incurred for getting the asset to the work place. These costs are installation cost, trial cost, sales tax, etc. Discount will be deducted, if any.

The way of measuring the cost of fixed asset in cash and non-cash transactions.


In the case of cash transaction, the cost of asset is to be recorded at the time of asset purchased. This cost is the amount paid in addition to all expenditure incurred to make the asset ready to use. This cost is considered as the historical cost...

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