Important note; the year end for James Sargeant Compnay is the 31st March, 2009
One month's prepayment for rent was made for April 2009. The value of the prepayment is $5,550/6mths = $925.
Electricity has been accrued up to March 2009, but has only been paid up to 31st December, 2008. Therefore the entire amount of $1,785 must be recorded as an accrual.
Calculation of the depreciation expense for the year ended 31st December, 2009 -
18% ($138,900-$45,500) = $16,812.
Inventory should be valued at the lower of cost and net realizable value. The cost of the inventory is $2,645 and its net realizable value is $4,000-$2,250 = $1,750. Therefore the value of the stock needs to be reduced by $895, that is $2,645-$1,750.
The updated provision for doubtful debt balance is 8% of $20,000 = $1,600. Therefore the current provision of $1,000 needs to be increased by $600.
Now that all the notes have been accounted for the journal entries for the necessary adjustments can be made.
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