Entrance Fees in NPO

Entrance Fees are another important source of income for an NPO. As can be easily inferred from the name itself, such fees are paid at the time of joining an NPO. In different words, entrance fees are paid by an individual at the time of becoming a member of an organization.

Accounting Treatment of Entrance Fees

Generally, there exist two different views regarding the accounting treatment of such fees. One set of experts argues that as entrance fees are paid only once by a member during his/her entire lifetime, so such fees should be treated as capital in nature. On the other hand, another set of experts argues that as these fees are received by an NPO every year (on the admission of new members) and hence these form a regular source of income, so these fees should be treated as revenue in nature. Thus, on the basis of these two different views, the accounting treatment of Entrance fees can be bifurcated into two types (depending on whether such fees are treated as capital or as revenue).

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