What are Trade Receivables and Trade Payables?


Trade Receivables and Trade Payables

Trade Receivables

is the total amount receivable to a business for sale of goods or services provided as a part of their business operations. Trade receivables consist of Debtors and Bills Receivables.

Trade Receivables = Debtors + Bills Receivables

Example: calculate trade receivables from the below balance sheet

Trade receivables trade payables example

Trade Receivables = 6000 (sundry debtors) + 9000 (bills receivable)

= 15,000

Debtors are people or entities to whom goods have been sold or services have been provided on credit and payment is yet to be received for that. In addition debtors are treated as current assets in a business.

Bills Receivable (B/R) is a bill of exchange accepted by a debtor or is received in way of an endorsement from them the amount of which is due to be received on a specific date mentioned in the bill.


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Trade Payables

is the total amount payable by a business for goods purchased or services availed as a part of their business operations. Trade payables comprise of Creditors and Bills Payables.

Trade Payables = Creditors + Bills Payables

Example – calculate trade payables from the below balance sheet

Trade receivables trade payables example

Trade Payables = 10,000 (sundry creditors) + 10,000 (bills payable)

= 20,000

Creditors are people or entities from whom goods have been purchased or services have been availed on credit and payment is yet to be made against that. In addition creditors are treated as current liabilities in a business.

Bills Payable (B/P) is a bill of exchange accepted by a business the amount for which will be payable on the specific date mentioned in the bill.

 

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