GASB 87 Lessor Lease Accounting Example

Let’s take as an example an 8-year office building lease. The first 2 years are at $10,000 per month, and the rent increases to $12,000 per month for the last 6 years. No services are provided to the lessee with the lease.

Additional assumptions: The market value of the building is $1,500,000. These types of buildings typically have an economic life of 50 years. The unguaranteed residual value of the asset is $1,000,000. The lease is initiated and booked on July 1, 2022.

Given the unguaranteed residual value, fair value and the payment stream is known the Implicit Rate will be computed.

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Under GASB 87, if you’re the lessor, you need to record a lease receivable and deferred inflow of resources at the start of the lease. The lease receivable is measured as the present value of lease payments expected to be received by the lessor during the lease term. Deferred inflow of resources is measured as the amount of the lease receivable, plus lease payments received from the lessee at or before commencement that relate to future periods, less any lease incentives.

As the lessor, you will need to calculate the amortization of the discount on the lease receivable. Any payments received should be allocated first to the accrued interest receivable and then to the lease receivable. Deferred inflow of resources will be reduced in a systematic and rational manner over the lease term.

Here are the sample finance lease journal entries, first month:

Debit Credit
Initial booking
Current receivable
74,750.34
Long term receivable
800,848.07
Deferred inflow of resources
875,598.41
Finance lease rent payments
Cash finance rent payment
10,000.00
Current receivable
10,000.00
Reclassification of finance receivable from long-term to current
Current receivable
6,061.50
Long-term receivable
6,061.50
Interest accrual for first month
Accrued interest
4,256.93
Interest income
4,256.93
Lease income
Deferred inflow of resources
9,120.82
Lease revenue
9,120.82
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For this office building lease, the journal entries for month two’s rent payment would be:

Debit Credit
Finance lease rent payment(s)
Cash finance rent payments
10,000.00
Current receivable
5,743.07
Accrued interest
4,256.93
Reclassification of finance receivable from long-term to current
Current receivable
6,091.32
Long-term receivable
6,091.32
Interest accrual
Accrued interest
4,228.69
Interest income
4,228.69
Lease income
Deferred inflow of resources
9,120.81
Lease revenue
9,120.81

To enter this lease in EZLease, follow these steps* :

* System settings are 6/30 Year End with a GASB 87 Implementation date of 7/1/2022.

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