Lease accounting: finance lease accounting: finance lessees: example 1: accounting entries when the 'loan' is repaid
The accounting is as for a loan. When the loan has been repaid, the liability disappears from the balance sheet. But the leased asset remains in the balance sheet, even though it is still subject to the terms of the lease. The accounting entries based on Example 1 at BLM15505 are:
|Balance sheet at end||Year 1 (£)||Year 2 (£)||Year 3 (£)||Year 4 (£)||Year 5 (£)|
|Net book value||45,000||42,500||40,000||37,500||35,000|
|Profit and Loss A/c|
When the ‘loan’ has been repaid, in economic terms the lessee is now the only party with a significant interest in the underlying asset, yet the lessor retains ownership.