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Equipment is NOT categorized as a liability because it is a resource/s that is owned by businesses, not owes. Equipment is the account name for the equipments used by company that has value that lasts more than the operating cycle of the business and is categorized a non-current asset.
To further understand why Equipment is an asset, just continue reading.Assets
In accounting, assets are the resources that a company owns and has monetary value.Two types of asset:Current asset - assets that are usable or convertible to cash within a year or operating cycle of a business.Non-current asset - assets that can't be used or converted to cash within a year or operating cycle of a business.Examples of current asset:Cash and cash -on- of non-current asset:LandEquipment/MachinesIntangible assetsLiabilities
In accounting, liabilities are the resources that a company owes to another business or people.Two types of liabilities:Current liabilities - accountabilities that must be paid or dealt within a year or operating cycle of a business.Non-current liabilities - accountabilities that must be paid but not within a year or operating cycle of a business.Examples of current liabilities:Accounts PayableNotes PayableUnearned RevenuesExamples of non-current liabilities:Mortgage PayableBonds Payable