Accounting (Text Only)

26th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
ISBN: 9781285743615



Accounting (Text Only)

26th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
ISBN: 9781285743615
Textbook Problem

Effects of errors on financial statements

For a recent period, the balance sheet for Costco Wholesale Corporation reported accrued expenses of $2,890 million. For the same period, Costco reported income before income taxes of $2,767 million. Assume that the adjusting entry for $2,890 million of accrued expenses was not recorded at the end of the current period. What would have been the income (loss) before income taxes?

To determine

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.

Accrued Expenses

Accrued expenses are the expenses which are incurred but not yet paid in a particular accounting period. They are payables for the business. Business treats accrued expense as a liability.

The net income before income taxes of the Company C, if the adjusting entry for accrued expenses is not recorded.


The accrued expenses reported in the balance sheet of the Company C is $2,890 million, and the income before income taxes considering the accrued expenses is 2,767 million. Later the question mentions, the adjustment for accrued expense is not recorded. Though the accrued expenses i.e. $2,860 was recorded, so the income after expenses and before income taxes was reduced by $2,860...

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