Sapna Takia In: Category - Accounting OthersWhat is the meaning of debit balance of trading account?debit balancetrading account ShareFacebook1 AnswerVotedRecent Dheeraj 2020-08-08T22:07:39+05:30Added an answer on August 8, 2020 at 10:07 pm This answer was edited. Debit Balance of Trading AccountI would firstly like to familiarise you with few significant terms before moving onto the crux (i.e., the main) part of the question. The Debit Balance of Trading Account shows Gross Loss.Debit BalanceDuring the preparation of accounts, if the debit side of an account exceeds the credit side of an account then the difference amount is called a debit balance. Generally, the assets and expenses show a debit balance.Trading AccountTrading account is prepared based on matching the net sales proceeds during the year and services rendered with the cost of goods sold and all direct expenses. It is considered as the first stage in the preparation of financial statements. Trading account is an important indicator used by the various concerns to know the overall business performance and efficiency.Moving onto the main part of the question i.e., the meaning of debit balance of the trading account-The debit balance of the trading account is known as Gross Loss. It takes place when the debit side say the expense side (such as net purchases, direct expenses) of the organization exceeds the credit side say the income side (such as net sales, closing stock).Hence the amount of Gross Loss is calculated as the difference between the expense side and the income side of the trading account, placed on the credit side as a part of the balancing the amount.Gross Loss = Net sales proceeds < (Cost of Goods sold + All Direct Expenses).Placement in Trading AccountConclusionWe can conclude that the debit balance of the trading account shows gross loss and the balancing amount is transferred to and placed on the debit side of the profit & loss account.0Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppLeave an answerCancel replyYou must login to add an answer. Username or email* Password* Captcha* Click on image to update the captcha. Remember Me! Forgot Password?