Common stock account

The common stock account is a general ledger account in which is recorded the par value of all common stock issued by a corporation. When these shares are sold for an amount in excess of their par value, the excess amount is recorded separately in an additional paid-in capital account. When shares have no par value, the entire amount of the sale price is recorded in the common stock account. The account is classified as an equity account.

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