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Carl Warren + 2 others
ISBN: 9781285743615
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Adjustment for unearned revenue

The balance in the unearned fees account, before adjustment at the end of the year, is $272,500. Journalize the adjusting entry required, assuming the amount of unearned fees at the end of the year is $189,750.

To determine

Unearned Revenue:

Unearned revenue is the revenue which is earned in advance, ahead of goods supplied or services performed. As per the revenue recognition principle it is not recorded in the books of accounts until earned. Hence, this is considered as a liability for the business.

Adjusting Entries

Adjusting entries indicates those entries, which are passed in the books of accounts at the end of one accounting period. These entries are passed in the books of accounts as per the revenue recognition principle and the expenses recognition principle to adjust the revenue, and the expenses of a business in the period of their occurrence.

Rule of Debit and Credit:

Debit - Increase in all assets, expenses & dividends, and decrease in all liabilities and stockholders’ equity.

Credit - Increase in all liabilities and stockholders’ equity, and decrease in all assets & expenses.

To record: The given adjustment related to the unearned fees is recorded in the journal.

Explanation
  • Unearned fees are a liability, and it is decreased by $82,750. So debit unearned fees by $82,750.
  • Fees earned are component of stockholders’ equity, and it is increased by $82,750. So credit fees earned by $82750.

Working Notes:

Calculate the fees earned for the year:

Feesearned=(Amountofunearnedfeesbefore

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