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College Accounting, Chapters 1-27

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Textbook Problem

What steps are followed in posting sales returns and allowances from the general journal to the general ledger and accounts receivable ledger?

To determine

Indicate the steps followed in posting the sales returns and allowances from general journal to general ledger and the accounts receivable ledger.

Explanation

Sales returns and allowances: Sometimes, customers either return goods due to manufacturing defects, or accept to keep the defective goods for a reduction in sale price. That amount of goods returned, or reduced amount in sale price, is referred to as sales returns and allowances. These are recorded as contra-revenue accounts.

Posting sales returns and allowances from general journal to the general ledger:

Step 1: Enter the date of the transaction in the Date column.

Step 2: Enter the debit amount and the credit amount in the Debit and Credit columns respectively.

Step 3: Compute the ending balance and enter the new balance in the respective debit and credit columns.

Step 4: Enter the journal page number in the Posting Reference column of the ledger for each transaction.

In the journal:

Step 5: Enter the ledger page number in the Posting Reference column of the journal for each transaction...

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