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- December 2, 2020 at 11:25 am #597378MulaluParticipant
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When calculating good will the non controlling interest is suppose to be added to the investment in shares in the subsidiary. I have seen a question where it is subtracted . What is the reason for this?December 2, 2020 at 3:55 pm #597400John MoffatKeymaster
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The fair value of the non-controlling interest at the date of acquisition is indeed added to the consideration paid for the shares purchased in the subsidiary. (We then subtract the share capital and pre-acquisition reserves in order to arrive at the figure for goodwill.)
If you have seen an answer that appears to do differently, then it would seem that either there is an error in the answer or that you have misunderstood either the question or the answer.
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