This paper critiques the economic nature of finance leases and, also, the way that they are taxed under existing law creating beneficial tax benefits. The monetary statements will for that reason reflect depreciation on the fixed asset with each other with finance charges on the lease liability. It will commonly run for significantly less than the complete economic life of the asset and the lessor would anticipate the asset to have a resale value at the finish of the lease period – known as the residual value.
That said, cash flow from operations will contain only the interest portion of the capital-lease expense. Tax rulings have been issued by the ATO that seek to differentiate amongst a sale of the asset and a lease. In terms of this section 23C it is necessary that the VAT portion of expenditure is excluded from the quantity recognised for Revenue Tax purposes if …Accounting For Lease Transactions Read More