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Effect of omitting adjusting entry At March 31, the end of the first month of operations, the usual adjusting entry transferring prepaid insurance expired to an expense account is omitted. Which items will be incorrectly stated, because of the error, on (A) the income statement for March and (B) the balance sheet as of March 31? Also indicate whether the items in error will be overstated or understated.

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Financial & Managerial Accounting

14th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337119207

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14th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337119207
Chapter 3, Problem 3.13EX
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Effect of omitting adjusting entry

At March 31, the end of the first month of operations, the usual adjusting entry transferring prepaid insurance expired to an expense account is omitted. Which items will be incorrectly stated, because of the error, on (A) the income statement for March and (B) the balance sheet as of March 31? Also indicate whether the items in error will be overstated or understated.

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Adjusting entries

Adjusting entries are those entries which are made at the end of the accounting period, to record the revenues in the period of which they have been earned and to record the expenses in the period of which have been incurred, as well as to update all the balances of assets and liabilities accounts on the balance sheet, and to ascertain accurate amount of net income (loss) on the income statement to maintain the records according to the accrual basis principle.

Accounting rules for journal entries:

  • To record increase balance of account: Debit assets, expenses, losses and credit liabilities, capital, revenue and gains.
  • To record decrease balance of account: Credit assets, expenses, losses and debit liabilities, capital, revenue and gains.

To indicate: The item incorrectly stated because of the error on the balance sheet and income statement.

Explanation of Solution

If the omitted transaction would be recorded, it would decrease prepaid insurance account, and increase insurance expense account. Since the adjusting entry for prepaid insurance is not recorded, it will affect two accounts such as prepaid insurance (assets), and insurance expense account (expenses)...

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