Jayesh GuptaCurious In: 1. Financial Accounting > Ledger & Trial Balance Which account has a credit balance? Which account has a credit balance? 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 Saurav 2023-09-25T04:06:00+00:00Added an answer on September 25, 2023 at 4:06 am This answer was edited. Credit balance means excess of credit side over debit side. For example, At the beginning of the year, the credit balance of trade payable is 3,000 and there is a debit of trade payable of 1,000 during the year and an increase(credit) of trade payable of 4,000 then at the end there will be a credit balance of 6,000 of trade payable at the end .A Credit balance signifies all income and gains and all liabilities and capital that is there in business. Liabilities and Capital Account Payables– Account Payables means the amount that is due to the customer by the entity. Its credit balance will always increase when there is an increase in account payables and will decrease when there is a decrease in account payables. For eg-: The stock that has been purchased in credit from creditors of 10,000 will result in an increase in credit balance. Bank Overdraft-Bank Overdraft means when the amount withdrawn from the bank is more than the balance left in the bank. For example, there is a bank balance of 2,000 in the bank but an amount of 4,000 has been withdrawn from the bank. So in such a case, there will be a credit balance of 2,000 which is in Bank Overdraft Bonds– Bonds are the amount that is withdrawn from people for a specific time period which gets redeemed at a coupon rate after such a specific period. For example- A 10% bond of 10,000 is given to a group of people which will be redeemed after 5 years. Income Tax Payables-Income Tax Payable means the amount the company left to pay to the government in earlier periods. For example- There is a tax liability of 10,000 in FY20-21 from which 8,000 was paid in the current year and 2,000 paid in FY21-22. Notes Payable– Notes Payable is a type of promissory note in which a person pays some amount to an entity that the entity will write in a specific period. For example Notes payable of 1,000 given by a person to an entity which will be returned in 3 months with interest Capital– Capital means the amount that is introduced by the company at the beginning of the business for the operations and survival of the business. For example- A capital of 10,000 has been introduced by the company. Income and Gains Interest Received-Interest Received means the amount which is invested by the company in some other entity and interest received on it Dividend Received– Dividend means the amount received from the entity in which amount invested by the company Rent Received– Rent is the amount that the company receives by letting out their land to another person or entity for use Gains on Sale of Furniture– Gain on Sale of Furniture means that the amount received from the sale of furniture is more than the amount of furniture. So the difference between the amount received from the sale and the cost of furniture is called a gain on the sale of furniture. So after seeing all the above points we can conclude that the credit balance includes all the income in the P&L account and all the liabilities in the Balance sheet. So its balance increases when there is an increase in its account. Debit Balance Debit balance means excess of credit side over debit side. For Example- At begining of the year the debit balance of trade receivables is 3,000 and there is a decrease(credit) of trade receivables of 1,000 during the year and an increase(debit) of trade receivables of 4,000 then at the end there will be a debit balance of 6,000 of trade receivables at the end A Debit balance basically signifies all expenses and losses and all positive balances of assets. The debit balance increases when any asset increases and decreases when any asset decreases. Asset Cash and Bank Balance Account Receivables Property, Plant, and Equipment Inventory Investments Bill Receivables Intangible Assets Expenses and Loses Rent Depreciation General Expenses Loss on Sale of asset Printing and stationery Audit fees Outstanding fees Salaries and Wages Insurance Advertising Promotional expenses 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?