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vero714
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Hello, We received a EIDL LOAN from the SBA - I need to create a journal entry - but to what asset account? I already created it in our chart of accounts.

 
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Rustler
Level 15

Hello, We received a EIDL LOAN from the SBA - I need to create a journal entry - but to what asset account? I already created it in our chart of accounts.

An EIDL loan is a liability, not an asset.  The money you get is deposited in a bank account and you create a loan liability account named for the EIDL.

 

When the time comes, you either pay it back, or it is moved to Other Income with a journal entry

debit loan, credit Other Income.

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Rustler
Level 15

Hello, We received a EIDL LOAN from the SBA - I need to create a journal entry - but to what asset account? I already created it in our chart of accounts.

An EIDL loan is a liability, not an asset.  The money you get is deposited in a bank account and you create a loan liability account named for the EIDL.

 

When the time comes, you either pay it back, or it is moved to Other Income with a journal entry

debit loan, credit Other Income.

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marylanai
Level 2

Hello, We received a EIDL LOAN from the SBA - I need to create a journal entry - but to what asset account? I already created it in our chart of accounts.

I am confused by this as well.

 

In the quickbooks tutorial on how to set up a loan :

 

https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-us/bank-loans/set-up-a-loan-in-quickbooks-online/00/1...

 

It clearly says to credit your newly created liability account, and debit an Asset account but I am stumped as to which account that might be as well.

AmbrightConsulting
Level 2

Hello, We received a EIDL LOAN from the SBA - I need to create a journal entry - but to what asset account? I already created it in our chart of accounts.

You will debit either your cash account or bank account, wherever the proceeds of the loan are deposited to the business, when those proceeds are made available to you. In this particular case of an EIDL, you are receiving the funds as a deposit to your bank account, so the bank account will be debited using a journal entry with an equivalent credit to the loan account.

 

For other loans: You may also debit an asset account, if the loan was used to purchase or finance the asset directly (example).

Another explainer.

And another one here.

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