Interest on Capital
According to the Partnership Act, no interest is provided on capital, but if it is agreed upon among the partners, it will be provided at an agreed rate.
The journal entry for interest on capital is as follows:
According to the Partnership Act, no interest on drawings is charged unless there is an agreement amongst the partners to the contrary.
If the partners have agreed to charge interest on drawings, the entry is made as follows:
According to the Partnership Act, no partner is entitled to any salary. However, if there is an agreement in place, a partner may be allowed a salary for their work to the firm.
The journal entry for partner’s salary is made as follows:
Sometimes, commission is allowed to the partners. The commission is transferred to the partner’s account by way of the following journal entry:
Partner's Profit or Income
The profit or income of the partnership is distributed among the partners. The following journal entry is passed to transfer the profit to a partner’s account:
The loss of partnership is suffered by the partners. The following journal entry is made to transfer the loss to the partner’s account:
Journal Entries Under Fluctuating and Fixed Capital Methods FAQs
Yes, the partner can claim interest on loan from the firm. There is no restriction in law.
No, a business cannot claim interest on its capital. Only partners can do so if they agree with each other.
Interest on drawings is not an expense of the business. It is a part of profit sharing scheme between partners.
If there is an agreement among the partners to charge interest on drawings, an entry should be made in the books of accounts.
The partner's salary is not treated as an expense of business.
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