Create an account
Long-term intangible item bought or created such as a copyright, patent, or goodwill.
To write off an noncollectable account/Direct write off method
Debit to Bad debt expense and a credit to accounts receivable
Steps for straight line depreciation
1. Cost - Salvage / the number of years equals Annual depreciation. 2. Purchase price minus depreciation equals year end value. 3. Repeat with year end balance minus depreciation for the estimated number of years.
Aging of accounts receivable method of writing off bad debt (balance sheet method).
Needs: 1. Balance of accounts receivable. 2. Groups are estimated by a certain percentage. 3. Groups are totaled to find an ending balance.
Must record expenses incurred to generate revenue reported, in the period when they contribute to the earning of revenue
Summarizes Revenues and expenses for a period of time. Revenue - expenses = Net income
Sales allowance granted without return of product - Journal entry.
Debit sales allowance and credit accounts receivables.
Return of merchandise for credit (Seller).
Debit sales returns and allowances, credit accounts receivable, debit merchandise inventory, credit cost of goods sold.
Receipt of payment with discount taken - Journal entry.
Debit to cash, debit to sales discounts, credit to accounts receivable.
Assets(resources owned) = Liabilities(creditors claims on assets) + owners equity(Owners claims on assets/residual equity).
Payment for merchandise without discounts (buyer) - Journal entry.
Debit to accounts payable and credit to cash.
Purchase of Merchandise on account - Journal entry
Debit to merchandise inventory and credit to accounts payable.
Sales Revenue description
Account type - Revenue, Normal balance - Credit side, financial statement - Income statement
Cost of Goods Sold description
Account type - Expense, Normal balance - Debit side, financial statement - Income statement
Revenue is recognized when earned (regardless of when cash is exchanged). Expenses are recognized when incurred. Or as directed by the matching principle.
Delivery Expense description
Account type - Expense, Normal balance - Debit side, financial statement - Income.
Sales discount description
Contra account - revenue, Normal balance - Debit side, financial statement - Income
Account type - current assets, normal balance is debit side, financial statement is balance statement
Purchases must be recorded for what the owner paid, not what owner thinks it is worth. Actual cost.
Movement of cost of merchandise from merchandise inventory to the cost of goods sold account.
A long term tangible asset utilized in the day to day activities such as land, equipment, furniture, vehicles, etc.
Revenue Recognition Principle
1. Revenue is recognized when earned, 2. Proceeds need not be in cash, 3. It is measured by the cash received plus cash value of any other items received.
Perpetual Inventory System
The balance of perpetual inventory reflects dollar value of the inventory on hand and available to be sold.
Sales returns and allowances description
Account type - Contra revenue, normal balance - debit side, financial statement - income statement
Depreciation-deferred journal entry
Debit to depreciation expense and a credit to accumulated depreciation expense.
Already cash or will be converted into cash or consumed in the next 12 months. Examples: Accounts receivables, cash, prepaid rent, prepaid insurance, etc.
To record expense after cash is paid. Example: prepaid rent, prepaid insurance, etc.
Perpetual inventory system
Maintains a continuous record of the amount of merchandise inventory on hand and available to be sold.
What are the two techniques used to write off noncollectables under the allowance method?
1. Income statement method - Percentage of sales based on the relation between bad debt expense and sales. 2. Balance sheet method - Accounts receivable, use balance sheet relations to estimate bad debt by a. computing percentage of bad debt from total accounts receivable, and b. Aging of accounts receivable.
Allowance write off method
Under the allowance method, estimate how much you think you are going to lose then write it off before you lose it.
Recovering a Bad Debt journal entry
1. To reinstate account previously written off - debit accounts receivable/customers account name, then credit bad debt expense. 2. To record full payment of account, debit cash and credit accounts receivable/customers account.
A cost allocation process. The process of allocating the cost of a fixed asset to future accounting periods.
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