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Warranties

Wally’s Party Warehouse provides wholesale party equipment and materials to Party Shops. In 2019, Wally’s Party sold 30 bounce houses at $30,000 each. The bounce houses carry a 3-year warranty for defects. Wally estimates that repair costs will average 2% of the total selling price. The estimated warranty liability at the beginning of the year was $26,000. Claims of $19,000 were actually incurred during the year to honor warranties.

Required:

What was the balance in the Estimated Warranty Liability account at the end of the year?

To determine

Concept introduction:

Warranty Expense:

A company may issue warranty with the sale of its product which bounds the company to replace or repair in case of quality failure according to the terms of the warranty. The provision for the estimated warranty liability is made at the time of sale of the products and warranty expense is recorded. This provision is utilized at the time of performing the warranty contract.

To calculate:

The Estimated Warranty Liability account at the end of the year.

Explanation

The balance in the Warranty Liability at the end the year 2019 is calculated as follows:

Ending balance = Beginning ba...

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