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Asked Nov 5, 2019

Garcia Realty Co. pays weekly salaries of $17,250 on Friday for a five-day workweek ending on that day. Journalize the necessary adjusting entry at the end of the accounting period, assuming that the period ends (a) on Wednesday and (b) on Thursday

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Step 1

Adjusting entries:

Adjusting entries are those entries which are recorded at the end of the year, to update the income statement accounts (revenue and expenses) and balance sheet accounts (assets, liabilities, and stockholders’ equity) to maintain the records according to accrual basis principle.

Step 2

Journalize the necessary adjusting entry at the end of the accounting period:

Debit
Credit
Account Titles and Explanation
Date
Ref.
(S)
(S)
Salary expenses
Salary payable
(To record salary expenses incurred
till Wednesday)
$10,350
а.
$10,350
Salary expenses
Salary payable
(To record salary expenses incurred
till Thursday)
b.
$13,800
$13,800
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Debit Credit Account Titles and Explanation Date Ref. (S) (S) Salary expenses Salary payable (To record salary expenses incurred till Wednesday) $10,350 а. $10,350 Salary expenses Salary payable (To record salary expenses incurred till Thursday) b. $13,800 $13,800

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Step 3

Workings:

Compute the salary per day:...

Weekly salary
Salary
Workweek ending day
$17,250
5 days
$3.450
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Weekly salary Salary Workweek ending day $17,250 5 days $3.450

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