Chap018-baker 5

Chap018-baker 5 - Chapter 18 Governmental Entities Special...

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Chapter 18 - Governmental Entities: Special Funds and Government-Wide Financial Statements 18-5 C18-2 Capital Projects, Debt Service, and Internal Service Funds a. Capital projects funds account for the acquisition or construction of major capital facilities or improvements. A separate capital projects fund is created at the time the project is approved and ceases at the completion of the project. Accounting for capital projects funds is similar to accounting for the general fund. The modified accrual basis of accounting is used; no fixed assets, depreciation, or long-term debt is recorded in these funds. The bond proceeds are not revenue to the capital projects fund; they are reported as Other Financing Sources. A premium on the sale of bonds is transferred to the debt service fund. When the expenditure is recorded, Contract Payable is credited for the current portion due and Contract Payable-Retained Percentage is credited for the
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