Jasmeet_SethiCurious In: 1. Financial Accounting > Accounting Terms & Basics What is permanent working capital? What is permanent working capital? Share Facebook You must login to add an answer. Username or email* Password* Captcha* Remember Me! Forgot Password? Need An Account, Sign Up Here 1 Answer Voted Recent AishwaryaMunot 2022-07-16T19:30:52+00:00Added an answer on July 16, 2022 at 7:30 pm Meaning of Working Capital Firstly, let’s understand the meaning of the working capital. Working capital is the factor which demonstrates the liquidity position of the business to carry out day to day operations. It majorly includes cash & bank balances and liquid assets. Managing working capital is a crucial process to maintain short term liquidity and so ultimately resulting into achieving long term objectives efficiently. Working capital can be calculated by deducting business’s current liabilities from current assets. To achieve the ideal working capital requirement for any business, it is important to understand various types of working capital and various ways to manage it. Coming to Permanent Working Capital, also called as Fixed Working Capital, it is the minimum working capital required or maintained by businesses. Such type of working capital is maintained to take care of regular financial obligations like creditors, inventory, salaries etc. Irrespective of scale of operations carried out in business, Permanent Capital is maintained by businesses which can be in form of Net Working Capital. There is no specific formula for calculating Fixed Working Capital, it completely depends upon the business’s assets and liabilities. So accordingly, it can be estimated through the balance sheet of the business. For calculating Permanent Working Capital, you can follow below steps: Calculate Net Working Capital for each day for a whole month Find the smallest value among them That will be Permanent Working Capital for the month Follow the above steps for every month There you have the annual figure for Permanent Working Capital The requirement of Permanent Working Capital changes as the business expands. It is crucial to make sure that the working capital level does not fall below the Permanent Working Capital requirement. Types of Permanent Working Capital: Permanent working capital is further divided into two types: Regular working capital – This refers to capital required to maintain healthy cashflow for purchases of raw materials, payment of wages etc. Reserve working capital – This refers to amount which is more than regular working capital to take care of unexpected business expenses due to contingent events. 0 Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Related Questions What are some examples of deferred revenue expenses? Are brands intangible assets? What comes in debit side of Realisation account? What is recorded in the Realisation account? What is not included in Realisation account? What is recorded on the credit side of a Realisation account? Can accounts payable have a debit balance?