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T/F The terms 2/10, n/30 mean that a 2% discount is allowed on payments made over 10 days but within the discount period.
T/F Purchase Returns and Allowances and Purchase Discounts are accounts with credit balances and are subtracted from Purchases to produce net purchases.
T/F Under the perpetual inventory system, purchases of merchandise for sale are recorded in the Merchandise Inventory account.
T/F When the terms of sale are FOB shipping point, the seller is responsible for any damages to the goods during shipping.
T/F Discounts taken by the buyer for early payment of an invoice are called sales discounts by the buyer.
T/F If the gross profit margin is 35% and the cost of goods sold are $1,300,000, the net sales are $2,000,000.
True. Net Sales - Cost of Goods Sold = Gross Margin ($2,000,000 - $1,300,000 = $700,000. The gross profit margin is calculated as $700,000 ÷ $2,000,000 = 35%.
Expenses for a merchandising company are divided into two categories
(1) cost of goods sold and (2) operating expenses.
Goods available for sale are reported as merchandise inventory, a current ___ on the balance sheet
Two kinds of systems used to account for inventory and the cost of goods sold are
a perpetual inventory system or a periodic inventory system.
In a perpetual inventory system, detailed records are maintained for the cost of each product that is
purchased and sold.
When inventory items are purchased under a perpetual inventory system, the purchased item is recorded by debiting/crediting the ___ account
debiting; Merchandise Inventory
T/F Purchases of assets that the company will use rather than resell, such as supplies and equipment, are recorded as increases to specific asset accounts rather than as increases to the Merchandise Inventory account.
True. For example, Wal-Mart would increase the Supplies account to record the purchase of cash register receipt paper or materials that it uses to make shelf signs.
When inventory is sold, its cost is transferred from the ___ account to the account ___
Merchandise Inventory (an asset); Cost of Goods Sold (an expense
In a periodic inventory system, he cost of goods sold is determined only at the ___ of the accounting period
end; Beginning inventory
+ cost of goods sold = cost of goods available for sale - end inventory = COST OF GOODS SOLD
Cash purchases are recorded by an increase (debit)/decrease (credit) in ___ and an increase (debit)/decrease (credit) in ___
increase (debit) in Merchandise Inventory and a decrease (credit) in Cash
Cash purchases should be supported by a ___ and credit purchases should be supported by a ___
cash register receipt; purchase invoice
FOB (free on board) shipping point means the buyer/seller is responsible for the goods only until they reach their shipping point. The buyer/seller will pay for the shipping
When FOB shipping point is used, the buyer/seller pays the freight charges and then increases (debited) its ___ account for the additional cost
buyer; Merchandise Inventory. Why? The cost principle dictates that assets should be stated at their cost. Consequently, the cost of inventory includes all costs of purchase and other costs that are incurred in bringing inventories to their present location and getting them ready for sale.
Any freight paid by the buyer is recorded as being part of the ___ of the merchandise ___ .
purchase returns and allowances occurs when
goods are returned for cash or credit, or a deduction granted by the seller on the selling price of unsatisfactory merchandise.
A price reduction that reduces the invoice price and is given to the buyer for volume purchases is know as a
Are quantity discounts recorded for separately?
No. For example, if 10% was offered on 25 units, only $2,070 ($2,300 × 90%) would be recorded
2/10, n/30, would read "___" which means
two-ten, net thirty; 2% cash discount may be taken on the invoice price, less ("net of") any returns or allowances, if payment is made within 10 days of the invoice date (the discount period).
When an invoice is paid within the discount period, the amount of the discount decreases the ___ account.
How many entries are made for each sale in a perpetual inventory system. Explain
Two. The first entry records the sales revenue: Cash (or Accounts Receivable, if it is a credit sale) is increased by a debit and Sales is increased by a credit for the selling (invoice) price of the goods. The second entry records the cost of the merchandise sold: Cost of Goods Sold is increased by a debit and Merchandise Inventory is decreased by a credit for the cost of the goods.
The normal balance of the Sales Returns and Allowances account is a
Debit. It is used instead of decreasing (debiting) the Sales account
In a single-step statement of earnings, all data are classified into two categories which is
(1) revenues and (2) expenses
A statement of earnings that shows several steps to determine net earnings or net loss is know as
Multiple-step Statement of Earnings
What are the five main steps a multiple-step statement of earns show
Net Sales, Gross Profit, Earnings from Operation, Non-operating activities, and Net Earnings
1. Net sales: Sales returns and allowances and sales discounts are subtracted from gross sales to determine net sales.
2. Gross profit: Cost of goods sold is subtracted from net sales to determine gross profit.
3. Earnings from operations: Operating expenses are deducted from gross profit to determine earnings from operations.
4. Non-operating activities: The results of activities that are not related to operations are added (as other revenue) or subtracted (as other expenses) to determine earnings before income tax.
5. Net earnings: Income tax expense is subtracted from earnings before income tax to determine net earnings (loss).
In a multiple-step SOE, the contra revenue accounts, ___ and ___ are deducted from gross sales in the statement of earnings to arrive at net sales.
Sales Returns and Allowances and Sales Discounts
What do gross profit margins indicate?
how much higher the selling price is than the cost of goods sold.
Profit margin indicates how well
the selling price covers all expenses (including the cost of goods sold)
In a periodic inventory system, a ___ count is done at the___ of the period to determine the cost of the merchandise on hand (the ending inventory)
physical inventory; end
Under a periodic system, purchases of merchandise are recorded in the expense account ___ and not the asset account Merchandise Inventory as in a perpetual system.
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