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Carl Warren + 2 others
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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 (include an explanation) required if the amount of unearned fees at the end of the year is $189,750.

To determine

Accrued Revenue:

As per the accrual concept of accounting all expenses and revenue of the business should be recorded in the period of their occurrence irrespective of the involvement of cash. Accrued Revenue is the revenue of the business which has been earned but not yet received at the end of accounting period. It is treated as an asset (receivable) 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 transaction as the adjustment entry for accrued revenues.

Explanation
  • Accounts Receivable is an asset, and it is increased by $17,555. So, debit Accounts receivable by $17,555...

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