Profit and loss appropriation account shows the distribution of net profit among the shareholders in the form of dividend and transfer of profit to various reserves and issue of bonus share. profit and loss appropriation account is prepared after the preparation of profit and loss account. Profit and loss account provides the information about adjustment relating to last year. Profit and loss appropriation account also provides the information about the appropriation of dividend out of available profit. Profit and loss appropriation account is prepared after profit and loss account and before the preparation of balance sheet. Profit and loss appropriation account is a vital item of final account.


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