Financial AccountingNon-Current Assets- Exercise

1. Which of the following items should be included in current assets?
(i) Assets which are not intended to be converted into cash
(ii) Assets which will be converted into cash in the long term
(iii) Assets which will be converted into cash in the near future


2. Which of the following costs would be classified as capital expenditure for a restaurant business?


3. An organisation’s asset register shows a carrying amount of $145,600. The non-current asset account in the nominal ledger shows a carrying amount of $135,600.

The difference could be due to a disposed asset not having been deducted from the asset register. Which one of the following could represent that asset?


4. A car was purchased by a newsagent business in May 20X0 for:
Cost         $ 10,000
Road tax $       150
Total        $ 10,150
The business adopts a date of 31 December as its year end. The car was traded in for a replacement vehicle in August 20X3 at an agreed value of $5,000.

It has been depreciated at 25% per annum on the reducing balance method, charging a full year’s depreciation in the year of purchase and none in the year of sale.

What was the profit or loss on disposal of the vehicle during the year ended December 20X3?


5. Pinato Co purchased a building on 30 June 20X8 for $1,250,000. At acquisition, the useful life of the building was 50 years. Depreciation is calculated on the straight-line basis.

10 years later, on 30 June 20Y8 when the carrying amount of the building was $1,000,000, the building was revalued to 20Y9?

Assuming no further revaluations take place, what is the balance on the revaluation surplus at 30 June?


6. Which of the following should be included in the reconciliation of the carrying amount of tangible non-current assets at the beginning and end of the accounting period?

1. Additions
2. Disposals
3. Depreciation
4. Increases/decreases from revaluations



7. A company’s policy is to charge depreciation on plant and machinery at 20% per year on cost, with proportional depreciation for items purchased or sold during a year.

The company’s plant and machinery at cost account for the year ended 30 September 20X3 is shown below;


Debit $ Credit $
20X2 20X3
1 Oct    Balance 200,000 30 Jun Transfer disposal account 40,000
30 Sep Balance 210,000
1 Apr    Cash-purchase of plant 50,000
Total 250,000 Total


What should be the depreciation charge for plant and machinery (excluding any profit or loss on the disposal) for the year ended 30 September 20X3?


8. Gusna Co purchased a building on 31 December 20X1 for $750,000.

At the date of acquisition, the useful life of the building was estimated to be 25 years and depreciation is calculated using the straight-line method.

At 31 December 20X6, an independent valuer valued the building at $1,000,000 and the revaluation was recognised in the financial statements.

Gusna’s accounting policies state that excess depreciation arising on revaluation of non-current assets can be transferred from the revaluation surplus to retained earnings.

What is the journal entry to record the transfer of excess depreciation from the revaluation surplus to retained earnings?


9. Which one of the following statements correctly defines non-current assets?


10. A business purchased a motor car on 1 July 20X3 for $20,000. It is to be depreciated at 20 per cent per year on the straight-line basis, assuming a residual value at the end of five years of $4,000, with a proportionate depreciation charge in the years of purchase and disposal.

The $20,000 cost was correctly entered in the cash book but posted to the debit of the motor vehicles repairs account.

How will the business profit for the year ended 31 December 20X3 be affected by the error?


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