Angie In: Category - Accounting in CorporatesWhat is debenture suspense account?debenturesuspense account ShareFacebook1 AnswerVotedRecent Aastha 2020-08-26T02:31:43+05:30Added an answer on August 26, 2020 at 2:31 am This answer was edited. Debenture Suspense AccountIt’s basically a temporary account prepared by an entity to record the transaction of debenture when such an entity issues or agrees to issue a certain amount worth debentures as collateral security. As soon as the entity repays the loan taken it shall nullify the earlier agreement in simple terms pass the reversal entry.Issue of Debenture as Collateral SecurityWhen an entity has to borrow funds from a bank or a financial institute such bank or financial institute shall not grant such loan amount until the entity provides with some collateral security in order to safeguard its interest. Bank shall always prefer to have as collateral the physical assets than any alternative means.But if such physical asset does not cover the amount of loan as a collateral then the entity will issue the debentures as secondary security.When an entity default in making payment of interest or principal amount of loan then the bank will first realize such amount outstanding by discharging the primary asset and if it does not cover the entire amount then the bank will have no choice but to claim its rights over the debentures so issued by the entity.When the debentures are issued as collateral the entity has two options –At the end of the accounting period the Debenture Suspense Account will be subtracted from Debentures Account on Equities and Liabilities side of the Balance Sheet.At the time of repayment of the loan the entries passed above will be reversed.The Debentures issued as collateral security shall be shown in the balance sheet if the company follows Option 1 as:Extract of Balance Sheet as on 31/03/XXXXNotes to Accounts:The Debentures issued as collateral security shall be shown in the balance sheet if the company follows Option 2 as:Extract of Balance Sheet as on 31/03/XXXXNotes to the AccountsIt is preferable to use option 1 as the entity has some evidence and records of such transaction. Even though in actuality no amount was received by the entity at the time of transacting it.I hope it was informative.Aastha.1Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppLeave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer.