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July 15, 2017 at 10:18 pm
what if the question said “Sale of an Old Motor Lorry at its book vale $510 had been entered in the sales account”
How do it treat this?
John Moffat says
July 16, 2017 at 10:05 am
You should ask this sort of question in the Ask the Tutor Forum, and not as a comment on a lecture.
You would remove the 510 from sales by debiting the sales account.
Usually you would then credit a vehicle disposal account and deal with the sale in the normal way. However since it was sold at its book value (and so not profit or loss on sale) you would just credit the vehicles account to remove it.
It would not affect the suspense account at all because the debit will have equalled the credit (even though it was credited to the wrong account).
September 20, 2016 at 9:37 pm
Great lecture. Just a quick question, if £1,000 rent paid has been debited to the rent receivable account accidentally. To correct this error what entries would need to be made? would a suspense account be required to correct such an error?
September 21, 2016 at 3:40 am
To correct it you would credit rent receivable (to cancel the incorrect debit) and debit rant expense.
There would be no entry to the suspense account.
April 7, 2016 at 5:47 pm
This lecture was really great. However, I’m confused on one thing viz. How do we know that debit side is right with the total of 124063 and that we have to find the difference of 4957 that is on the credit side obviously and credit it in suspense account?
I mean isn’t this also possible that credit side with the total of 119106 was right and that we could have added 4957 difference on the debit side of the suspense account?
February 6, 2016 at 6:33 am
Dear sir, kindly help me to solve this question.
After calculating your company’s profits for 2014, you discover that:
(A) a non-current asset costing £50000 has been included in the purchases account
(B) stationery costing £10000 has been included as closing stock of raw materials, instead of stock of stationery
These two errors had the effect of :(a) understating gross profit by £40000 and understating net profit by £ 50000
(B) understating both gross profit and net profit by £40000
The answer is (a), may I know how to get the answer?
February 6, 2016 at 8:23 am
You must ask this question in the F3 Ask the Tutor Forum, and not as a comment on a lecture.
January 4, 2016 at 10:49 pm
I wonder if someone can elaborate this for me.
The debit side of a company `s TB totals 1200 more than the credit side.
Answer is. Discount received of 600 has been debited to the discount allowed account.
Can anyone please explain the answer with the entries.
January 5, 2016 at 8:00 am
The discount should have been credited to discount received as income (and not debited to discount allowed).
Debiting discount allowed wrongly makes the debits 600 too high.
Not crediting discounts received also makes the credits to low by 600
So putting the two together, the debits will be 1200 higher than the credits.
January 10, 2016 at 9:45 pm
I got it. Many Thank Mr Moffat
January 11, 2016 at 9:04 am
You are welcome 🙂
Ahmed mohamed ali says
November 2, 2015 at 5:55 am
excellent lecture thank u sir
November 2, 2015 at 7:24 am
June 9, 2015 at 9:36 pm
In a trial balance with debit side total lower than credit side, then do we start the Suspense a/c with the difference on the debit side?
June 10, 2015 at 8:06 am
Whatever balance is needed in order to make the trial balance balance.
Dhwani S. Budhbhatti says
April 23, 2015 at 10:42 am
Regarding the transaction (c) where the electricity payment of $200 is recorded throughout as $20, even though it doesnt affect balancing the trial balance do we not rectify the error?
April 23, 2015 at 11:27 am
Yes – of course we rectify.
However the question only asks for the entries in the suspense account, and this error does not require an entry in the suspense account.
April 24, 2015 at 8:19 am
Oh okay…Got it.
Thank you so much.
April 18, 2014 at 8:22 pm
With regards to Example 2, could it be that the Dr balance is the one that’s actually incorrect and inflated by $4957? Why have we said that the Cr Balance is the one that’s incorrect?
It may be intuitive but i’m struggling to find a reason behind it…(without having to go through correcting all the errors first).
April 18, 2014 at 10:04 pm
There is no balance of 4957!!
The trial balance should balance, and the suspense account is created to make it balance.
To make it balance we need an extra credit.
It is not a real account – as the lecture explains, it is just a way of keeping track of the amount of error that we have to find.
September 3, 2013 at 4:31 pm
Great lecture. However, from the example, sales account is $93,870. What then happens to this balance after the mistake has been discovered and corrected i.e additional $6,300 is credited to it? Will it be restated? Because the fake account (Suspense) does not seem to have any effect apart from the reconciliation of the balances.
September 3, 2013 at 5:24 pm
Yes – the sales account balance will be restated.
The only point of the suspense account is to keep a check on how much error is remaining. Once the balance on it falls to zero, then we know that we have found all of the errors 🙂
September 3, 2013 at 5:34 pm
Thanks very much. I get it
June 9, 2012 at 1:52 pm
simple to understand thanks
June 5, 2012 at 8:59 pm
Brilliant resource for home studying,Great teacher
March 29, 2012 at 6:48 pm
March 2, 2012 at 6:32 pm
January 6, 2012 at 6:36 pm
Excellent – its helping me alot as a teaching resource – Thanks
December 11, 2011 at 4:13 pm
the lecture stops quarter way through
November 30, 2011 at 11:01 pm
helps understanding of suspense accounts. thanks
November 10, 2011 at 3:45 pm
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