Revaluation of Assets and Reassessment of Liabilities

What is Revaluation Account?

A Revaluation Account is outlined to determine net profit or loss on revaluation of assets and liabilities and fitting those items that are unrecorded into books. The Revaluation profit or loss is transferred to the capital a/c of all the partners comprising deceased or retiring partners in their old profit sharing ratio (PSR).

What is Revaluation of Assets and Reassessment of Liabilities?

During the admission of a new associate partner, it is always better to determine whether the assets of the enterprise are mentioned in the books at their current values. If the assets are overstated or understated, these are to be revalued. Correspondingly,

  • Reassessment of liabilities is done so that these are recorded in the books at their appropriate values
  • Now and then, there may also be some assets and liabilities of the enterprise that stay unnoticed and unrecorded. These also have to be added into the books of the enterprise. For this cause the enterprise has to outline the Revaluation Account
  • The profit or loss on revaluation of each asset and liability is moved to this a/c and its balance is transferred to the capital a/c of the old partners in their old profit sharing ratio
  • To put it in other words, the revaluation a/c is credited with rise in the value of each asset and decrease in its liabilities; it is a profit and is debited with decrease in the merit of assets and increase in its liabilities is debited to revaluation a/c, it is a loss. Correspondingly, unrecorded liabilities are debited and unrecorded assets are credited to the revaluation account
  • If the revaluation a/c finally displays a cr. balance then, it stipulates net profit and if there is a debit balance then it stipulates net loss. Which will be later transferred to the capital a/c of the old partners in old ratio

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