Owner, Home Building Company

by Dave
(Colorado)

Construction Loan Draw

Construction Loan Draw

Having difficulty with getting the following transaction(s) recorded:

$100 construction loan draw
draw is to pay $100 in building costs for a home that will finished and sold in 6 months

Soooo.....
the draw increases the loan in Liabilities
increases cash which came from the loan
increases the asset/work in progress
decreases cash in order to pay the vendor (cost)
increases COGS

Not sure if it matters but I’m on a cash basis and I’m using QuickBooks. Though I probably learned this many years ago in college, I’m having difficulty at this point. Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance.



section divider



Dave,

From what you are saying, I think you are recording your entries in QuickBooks as follows:

A construction in progress account is opened on the books for a specific home or homes being built. Costs that may be immediately expensed are normally not booked to construction in progress. If you want to track the non-capital expenses as well, you may decide to setup sub accounts under your construction in progress account - one for capital costs and one for non-capital costs. I will ignore non-capital expenses in the following entries.

DEBIT Construction in Progress - Capital Costs
CREDIT Cash ... or Accounts Payable (Vendor ABC) if you were using accrual basis accounting

To record building supplies purchased that are capital in nature


DEBIT Cash
CREDIT Construction Loan - I assume this is some type of line of credit you have prearranged and can draw on

To record construction loan draw


DEBIT Accounts Payable (Vendor ABC)
CREDIT Cash

To record payment to vendor ABC for construction supplies - this would be if you were using accrual basis accounting instead of cash basis accounting


I haven't done construction accounting since I was a student but it seems to me that your cost of goods sold would not be affected until the sale of the home as follows:


DEBIT Inventory - Homes for Sale
CREDIT Construction in Progress - Capital Costs

To record completion of home that is available for sale and close the construction in progress account


DEBIT Cash or Accounts Receivable
CREDIT Home Sales

DEBIT Cost of Goods Sold - Homes Sold
CREDIT Inventory - Homes for Sale

To record sale of home


Having gone through this exercise, a $100 purchase suggests to me that this amount can likely be expensed rather than capitalized. If you are tracking total costs to build the home, you would likely run this expense through the non-capital subledger prior to expensing it.

DEBIT Construction in Progress - Noncapital Costs
CREDIT Cash ... or Accounts Payable (Vendor ABC) if you were using accrual basis accounting

To record building supplies purchased that are to be expensed

DEBIT Cost of Goods Sold - Expenses
CREDIT Construction in Progress - Noncapital Costs

To record expensing of non-capital costs


When recording cash basis purchases, I assume you have valid receipts for your purchases to support/substantiate your purchase just as you would using the accrual basis method of accounting.

If you are looking for help with what should be capitalized versus what can be expensed, read more here ...

I'd verify this with your accountant because like I said, I haven't dealt with construction bookkeeping since I was a student.

A note to small business owners in Canada - you must use accrual based accounting for your record keeping. Cash basis accounting is only permitted for farmers and fishermen in Canada. Read more here ...

Click here to post comments

Return to Small Business Bookkeeping.

Enjoy A Tea Break With
Me Today. Let's Chat!

Use the search feature to quickly find the
information you're looking for.

Like this page? Please let Google
know by clicking the +1 button.






 Keep Your  eDocuments Safe And Secure… $7 USD
Version 2 now out
Bigger and Better



SHORTEN
Your Learning Curve!

Buy Now



Warm up your tea cup and check out these chats ...

Click on image above to read the chat.






Purchasing These Products Through My Links Helps To Support This Site

Click on image above for my review.






Join Me On Facebook

Help support this site by "liking" me! Here's where I post current information.

Listed Under Websites NOT Local Business.
This website is not associated with the business operating in Bonnyville AB.






A Handy Reference

Buy Now