How many types are there for leasing contracts and what are the differences between them?
Leasing contracts are classified into two types: (1) Operating Leases; and (2) Financial Leases.
Under an Operating Lease, the lessee books monthly payments as “Rent”; also, the equipment owner is not the lessee. Even upon contract termination, the lessee does not intend to purchase the equipment, or transfer the equipment ownership to them.
As for the Financial Lease, the lessee books the leased equipment as their “asset” and depreciation is calculated from the first day of contract.