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Exercise 3-40 Revenue and Expense Recognition

Electronic Repair Company repaired a high-definition television for Sarah Merrifield in December 2019. Sarah paid $80 at the time of the repair and agreed to pay Electronic Repair $80 each month for 5 months beginning on January 15, 2020. Electronic Repair used $120 of supplies, which were purchased in November 2020, to repair the television. Assume that Electronic Repair uses accrual-basis accounting.

Required:

  1. In what month or months should revenue from this service be recorded by Electronic Repaid?
  2. In what month or months should the expense related to the repair of the television be recorded by Electronic Repair?
  3. CONCEPTUAL CONNECTION Describe the accounting principles used to answer the above questions.

To determine

Concept Introduction:

Accounting is an art of recording, classifying, analyzing and summarizing the financial statement to produce meaningful information and reports.

Accounting is done with two methods as follows:

Cash Basis accounting: Under the cash basis accounting all the cash receipts for the period are considered as revenue and all the cash payments for the period are considered as expenses and net income us calculated.

Accrual Basis accounting: Under the accrual basis, the revenue and expenses are recorded accreting to their accrual for the given period and cash receipts and payments are not considered to decide their accrual. The net income is calculated using the accrued revenue and accrued expenses belonging to the particular period.

Requirement-1:

The month in which the Service revenue should be recognized.

Explanation

Under the accrual basis, the revenue and expenses are recorded accreting to their accrual for the given period and cash receipts and payments are not considered to decide their accrual...

To determine

Concept Introduction:

Accounting is an art of recording, classifying, analyzing and summarizing the financial statement to produce meaningful information and reports.

Accounting is done with two methods as follows:

Cash Basis accounting: Under the cash basis accounting all the cash receipts for the period are considered as revenue and all the cash payments for the period are considered as expenses and net income us calculated.

Accrual Basis accounting: Under the accrual basis, the revenue and expenses are recorded accreting to their accrual for the given period and cash receipts and payments are not considered to decide their accrual. The net income is calculated using the accrued revenue and accrued expenses belonging to the particular period.

Requirement-2:

The month in which the repair expense should be recognized.

To determine

Concept Introduction:

Accounting is an art of recording, classifying, analyzing and summarizing the financial statement to produce meaningful information and reports.

Accounting is done with two methods as follows:

Cash Basis accounting: Under the cash basis accounting all the cash receipts for the period are considered as revenue and all the cash payments for the period are considered as expenses and net income us calculated.

Accrual Basis accounting: Under the accrual basis, the revenue and expenses are recorded accreting to their accrual for the given period and cash receipts and payments are not considered to decide their accrual. The net income is calculated using the accrued revenue and accrued expenses belonging to the particular period.

Requirement-3:

To Indicate:

The accounting principle used to answer above questions.

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