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If a company purchases treasury stock for $6,000 and then reissues it for $5,000, the difference of $1,000 is:

  1. a decrease in stockholders’ equity.
  2. a gain in stockholders’ equity.
  3. treated as a loss on the sale.
  4. treated as a gain on the sale.

To determine

Concept introduction:

Treasury stock:

Treasury stock is the shares bought back by the company itself. A company may purchase its own shares and the shares bought back are called treasury stock. The journal entries are made at the time of sale and purchase of treasury stock as follows:

  • For Purchase of treasury stock:

    Treasury stock account is debited and cash account is credited with the cost of treasury stock purchased.

  • For Sale / Reissuance of treasury stock:

    Cash account is debited for the amount received on sale of treasury stock and the Treasury stock account is credited with the cost of treasury stock. For the difference in cost and sale value, Additional Paid in Capital and Retained earnings accounts are adjusted.

To choose:

The correct treatment of the difference.

Explanation

The company had purchased the treasury stock for $6,000 is it has sold these shares ...

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