TopicSample projected balance sheet for 3 years.
PostedTue, Aug 20th 2019 07:12 AM
When valuing your assets, it’s best to err on the side of caution. This means that if equipment depreciates, you should list what it could currently be sold for. A general rule of thumb when ascertaining assets is to choose either what you paid for it, or its current fair market value. You should choose fair market value for any equipment or working capital that may be a few years old, because it will not be worth as much as you paid for it. On the other hand, if you are counting real property as an asset, you will want to choose what it is currently assessed at, rather than what you paid for it. Real property values can grow over time. If you pay tax on your real property, then you will want to use what it is being assessed as.
When making up a balance sheet, you’ll want to look for at least one balance sheet example. We have several free templates, some with examples, on this page that you can look at to gain a clearer understanding of what it’s all about. To understand your balance sheet, you should have some basic knowledge of business accounting. It will be useful when looking at your business’s debits and credits. These are the numbers that you want to balance. A basic formula to remember in accounting is Assets = Liabilities + Equity. Most balance sheets will be organized into three sections. These section will contain 3 subtotals, one for assets, one for liabilities and, if relevant, equity.