27th Edition
WARREN + 5 others
ISBN: 9781337272094




27th Edition
WARREN + 5 others
ISBN: 9781337272094
Textbook Problem

Journalizing partner’s original investment

Holly Renfro contributed a patent, accounts receivable, and $20,000 cash to a partnership. The patent had a book value of $8,000. However, the technology covered by the patent appeared to have significant market potential. Thus, the patent was appraised at $92,000. The accounts receivable control account was $45,000, with an allowance for doubtful accounts of $3,000. The partnership also assumed a $14,000 account payable owed to a Renfro supplier.

Provide the journal entry for Renfro’s contribution to the partnership.

To determine


It is that form of organization which is owned and managed by two or more persons who invest and share the profits and losses according to a pre-determined ratio.

Forming a Partnership

While forming the partnership, the contribution of assets by partners are debited to the partnership assets account; whereas the liabilities of the partnerships are credited to the partnership’s liabilities account, and the net amount of the investments of partners are credited to the partners’ individual capital account.

To record:  The journal entry for R’s contribution to the partnership.


In partnership, the non-cash assets are recorded at agreed value by the partners. The book value of patent was 8,000; but the value of patent was appraised to 92,000. Moreover cash, accounts receivable and patents are assets of partnership and have increased it. So, these items are debited...

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