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Carl Warren + 2 others
ISBN: 9781285743615
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Corrected trial balance

Tech Support Services has the following unadjusted trial balance as of January 31, 2016:

Chapter 2, Problem 2.5BPR, Corrected trial balance Tech Support Services has the following unadjusted trial balance as of

The debit and credit totals are not equal as a result of the following errors:

  1. a. The cash entered on the trial balance was overstated by $8,000.
  2. b. A cash receipt of $4,100 was posted as a debit to Cash of $1,400.
  3. c. A debit of $12,350 to Accounts Receivable was not posted.
  4. d. A return of $235 of defective supplies was erroneously posted as a $325 credit to Supplies.
  5. e. An insurance policy acquired at a cost of $3,000 was posted as a credit to Prepaid Insurance.
  6. f. The balance of Notes Payable was overstated by $21,000.
  7. g. A credit of $3,450 in Accounts Payable was overlooked when the balance of the account was determined.
  8. h. A debit of $6,000 for a withdrawal by the owner was posted as a debit to Thad Engelberg, Capital.
  9. i. The balance of $28,350 in Advertising Expense was entered as $23,850 in the trial balance.
  10. j. Miscellaneous Expense, with a balance of $4,600, was omitted from the trial balance.

Instructions

  1. 1. Prepare a corrected unadjusted trial balance as of January 31, 2016.
  2. 2. Does the fact that the unadjusted trial balance in (1) is balanced mean that there are no errors in the accounts? Explain.

1.

To determine

Corrected unadjusted trial balance:

The corrected unadjusted trial balance is the summary of all the ledger accounts that appears on the ledger accounts after making adjusting journal entries. The corrected unadjusted trial balance is also known as adjusted trial balance.

To prepare: A corrected unadjusted trial balance as of January 31, 2016.

Explanation

Working notes:

a.

Cash={(Cash (unadjusted)Overstated cash+Incorrect posting of cash receipt debited to cash account (b.))}={($25,550$8,000)+($4,100$1,400)}=$25,550 (1)

c.

An amount of $12,350 was not debited to accounts receivable (asset) account. Hence, by debiting the amount, the accounts receivable in the corrected unadjusted trial balance would be $56,400[$44,050(unadjusted)+$12,350].

d.

As a return of defective supplies of $235 was wrongly credited to the supplies (asset) account as $325, it is to be corrected by debiting the Supplies account with an amount of $90($325$235). Hence, the amount of Supplies in the corrected unadjusted trial balance would be $6,750[$6,660(unadjusted)+$90].

e.

As the purchase of insurance policy at a cost of $3,000 was wrongly credited to prepaid insurance (asset) account, it is to be corrected by debiting the prepaid insurance account with an amount of $6,000 ($3,000+$3,000). Hence, the amount of prepaid insurance in the corrected unadjusted trial balance would be $9,600[$3,000(unadjusted)+$6,000]

2.

To determine

To Discuss: Whether the fact of the balancing of unadjusted trial balance in (1) means that there are no errors in the accounts.

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