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Recognition of Service Contract Revenues

Jackson Dunlap is president of New Miami Maintenance Inc. which provides building maintenance services. On October 15, 2019, Jackson signed a service contract with Western College, and, Western made a down payment of $12,000. Under the contract, New Miami will provide maintenance services for all Western’s buildings for a period of 2 years, beginning on January 1, 2020, and Western will pay New Miami $1,000 per month, beginning on January 31, 2020.

Initially, Jackson proposed that some portion of the revenue from the contract should be recognized in 2019; however, his accountant, Rita McGonigle, convinced him that this would be inappropriate. Then Jackson proposed that the revenue should be recognized in an amount equal to the cash collected under the contract in 2019. Again, Rita argued against his proposal, saying that generally accepted accounting principles required recognition of an equal amount of contract revenue each month.

Required:

Give a reason that might explain Jackson’s desire to recognize contract revenue earlier rather than later.

To determine

Service Revenue:

The service revenue is said to be earned when the service is provided or performed. The services which are not performed but for those services, the amount is received in advance then such amount is known as unearned service revenue.

The reason which provides that the Jackson is desired to recognize the revenue of contract earlier rather than later.

Explanation

In the given case, it is given that there is a company named New Miami Maintenance Inc. that provides the services of building maintenance services. The president of New Miami Maintenance Inc, Jackson Dunalp, signed contract with Western College and that college made a down payment of $12,000 on October 15,2019. The company will provide services to the college for 2 years beginning from January 1,2020 and the college will pay the company $1,000 per month starting from January 31,2020

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