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College Accounting, Chapters 1-27

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Textbook Problem

FINDING AND CORRECTING ERRORS On April 25, after the transactions had been posted, Mary Smith discovered the following entry contains an error. When her customer received services, Cash was debited, but the service was provided on account. Correct the error in the journal using a correcting entry.

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Prepare the correct entry for the error in the general journal.

Explanation

Correcting entry:

When an incorrect entry is journalized and posted to wrong account it must be corrected using the proper entry. As a result, while there is an occurrence of error the correcting entry is required to be made.

Rules of Debit and Credit:

Following rules are followed for debiting and crediting different accounts while they occur in business transactions:

Ø  Debit, all increase in assets, expenses and dividends, all decrease in liabilities, revenues and stockholders’ equities.

Ø  Credit, all increase in liabilities, revenues, and stockholders’ equities, all decrease in assets, expenses.

Prepare the correct entry for the error in the general journal.

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