- November 8, 2018 at 8:30 pm
cash received from sale of non current asset (1000$) in cash book correctly recorded but debited to disposal
which is correct entry with suspense account
CR disposal 1000
CR non-current asset 1000
DR suspense account 2000
CR disposal 2000
DR suspense 2000
???November 9, 2018 at 6:47 am
As you will know from my free lectures on non-current assets, they should have credited the disposal account and not debited it.
Therefore it is your second entry that is the right one for correcting the mistake.November 23, 2018 at 11:30 am
Qn: 1)The book keeper made the following errors:
-Discount allowed 3840 credited to Discount Received account
-Discount received 2960 was debited to discount allowed account
What is to be recorded in the suspense account?
2) The book keeper made the following error:
A discount allowed of 78 was debited to the discount received account
Should you open a suspense account?
My qn is, why do I have to open a suspense account for qn 1 whereas for qn 2, I don’t have to open a suspense account?.
Thank youNovember 23, 2018 at 2:45 pm
In question 1, the discount allowed has been credited to an account whereas it should have been debited (to discounts allowed). Therefore they will have two credits (they will have credited receivables), therefore the trial balance will not balance and therefore we need a suspense account. The same logic applies to the discount received.
In question 2, although they have debited the wrong account, they were correct to have a debit (it should have been debited to discounts allowed). However because there is a debit entry, the trial balance will still balance and there is therefore no need for a suspense account.
I do suggest that you watch my free lectures on suspense accounts.
The lectures are a complete free course and cover everything needed to be able to pass the exam well.
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