Accounting (Text Only)

26th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
ISBN: 9781285743615



Accounting (Text Only)

26th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
ISBN: 9781285743615
Textbook Problem

Purchases transactions

Halibut Company purchased merchandise on account from a supplier for $18,600, terms 2/10, n/30. Halibut Company returned $5,000 of the merchandise and received full credit.

a.    If Halibut Company pays the invoice within the discount period, what is the amount of cash required for the payment?

b.    What account is credited by Halibut Company to record the return?


To determine

Purchases is an activity of acquiring the merchandise inventory of a business.

To Calculate: The requirement of cash to pay the merchandise purchased on account during the discount period.


Calculate the cash requirement for payment of merchandise purchased on account during the discount period after the purchase return of $5,000.

Merchandise purchased on account = $18,600

Purchase return = $5,000

Discount percentage = 2% (Term 2/10, n/30 )

Cash required = Netmerchandise purchased on accountDiscount=[(Merchandise purchased on accountPurchasereturns)(Net merchandis


To determine

To Name: The account that is credited by Company H to record the return.

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