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Holding Company: Advantages and Disadvantages | Accounting

In this article we will discuss about the advantages and disadvantages of holding company. The advantages of holding company are in brief: (1) A holding company is a legal personality and it is very easy to form a holding company because we simply have to purchase the controlling interest of other companies. (2) Each member […]

Holding Companies: Problems and Solutions | Accounting

Here is a compilation of top nine problems on holding companies with its relevant solutions. Problem 1 (Wholly Owned Subsidiary): Note: Investment which is made by the Holding Company in the form of shares of subsidiary company is replaced by the subsidiary company’s assets and liabilities. Problem 2 (Goodwill): The following are the Balance Sheet […]

Dividends from Subsidiary Company

In this article we will discuss about the Dividend from Subsidiary Company Pre-acquisition and Post Acquisition Profits along with Solved Illustrations. Dividend received by the holding company from its subsidiary out of pre-acquisition profits is treated as capital receipt; the journal entry for its record being as follows:— Dividend received from the subsidiary company out […]

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