- September 4, 2021 at 4:42 pm #634321advusMember
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Smith Co has the following transactions:
(a) Purchase of goods on credit from T Rader:$450
(b) Return of goods purchased on credit last month to T Rouble:$700
What are the correct ledger entries to record these transactions?
DEBIT Purchases $450
DEBIT Trade Payables $250
CREDIT Purchase Returns $700
Dear Sir,could you tell me why the DEBIT Trade Payables is $250?How to calculate it?And why the $700 is recorded in the CREDIT Purchase Returns?Thank you.September 5, 2021 at 9:43 am #634398John MoffatKeymaster
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When they purchase goods, the entry is Dr Purchases Cr Payables with $450 (because they owe more)
When they return goods, the entry is Dr Purchase returns Cr Payables with $700 (because they owe less)
The net effect of crediting payables with 450 and debiting payables with 700 is a debit of 700 – 450 = 250.
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