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Textbook Problem

Effect of errors in physical inventory

Missouri River Supply Co. sells canoes, kayaks, whitewater rafts, and other boating supplies. During the taking of its physical inventory on December 31, 20Y2, Missouri River Supply incorrectly counted its inventory as $233,400 instead of the correct amount of $238,600.

  1. a. State the effect of the error on the December 31, 20Y2, balance sheet of Missouri River Supply.
  2. b. State the effect of the error on the income statement of Missouri River Supply for the year ended December 31, 20Y2.
  3. c. If uncorrected, what would be the effect of the error on the 20Y3 income statement?
  4. d. If uncorrected, what would be the effect of the error on the December 31, 20Y3, balance sheet?

(a)

To determine

Inventory error:

Inventory errors are sometimes caused by making mistake, in physical count, in pricing the inventory correctly, or in recognizing the transfer of title for the goods in transit. These inventory errors affect both the income statement as well as the balance sheet.

To indicate: the effect of misstatement on MRS Company in their balance sheet.

Explanation

The inventory at the year-end is understated. When inventory is understated, current assets would also be understated...

(b)

To determine

To indicate: the effect of misstatement on MRS Company in their income statement.

(c)

To determine

To indicate: the effect on MRS Company in their income statement on the next year if the mistake is uncorrected.

(d)

To determine

To indicate: the effect on MRS Company in their balance sheet on the next year if the mistake is uncorrected.

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