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Accounting Basics - Assignment Example
At the time of dissolution of business the valuation is done for all assets and liabilities. All the liabilities are settled first from the assets amount and then the left over amount is for the owner…
The buyer who is willing to buy the business will always see that what the value of the assets in the market is? The seller will also see that he is getting worth amount or not. The elements of cost which are included in the fair valuation of assets are its purchase price, any costs to be incurred for the movement or transportation and costs of dismantling and removing the asset from its original location (Picker 2009). And then the amount will be the final/minimal amount that the owner wants from buyer.
If the market value is more than the expected value the excess amount is considered as income of business and is distributed among owners. Thus, by using fair value method of valuation, Rick can have excess amount and will not run into losses as he plans to dissolve his business. On this ground, Fred’s suggestion to Rick is supported.