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For each entry the debits and credits must balance, and overall on the trial balance lists all the debits and credits for all the accounts must always balance. There are 5 main classes of Accounts: Anything of value that the business owns.
This includes tangible assets such as cash, accounts receivable, inventory, buildings, and machinery, as well as intangible assets such as copyrights, trademarks, and goodwill.
Asset accounts normally have a Debit left side balance. In transaction entries, a debit to an asset account shows an increase in its amount, while a credit right side indicates a decrease in the asset value. Buying Equipment for Cash.
One asset Equipment increases, and therefore it is Debited. Cash, which is also an asset, is decreased with a Credit. Debts and obligations that the business owes. This includes accounts payable, payroll liabilities, and long term debts such as bonds.
Liabilities accounts normally have a Credit right side balance. In transaction entries, a credit to a liability account signifies an increase in its amount, while a debit left side indicates a decrease in the liability value.
Buying Inventory on credit. Merchandise Inventory an asset increases with a debit, and Accounts Payable a liability also increases with a credit. This is essentially the value that accrues accumulates to the owners shareholders, sole trader…. Equity accounts normally have a Credit right side balance.
In transaction entries in the journals, a credit to an equity account signifies an increase in its amount, while a debit left side indicates a decrease in the equity value.
Always keep the accounting equation in mind: Sales or as many separate accounts e. Revenue accounts normally have a Credit right side balance, and therefore a credit to a revenue account signifies an increase in its amount, while a debit left side indicates a decrease in the revenue amount.
A decrease of revenue would take place in circumstances such as for example sales returns and discounts explained further down. Cash is debited because it is an increase in an asset account, and Sales is credited because a Revenue account is increased.
These are the general costs of doing business. This would include operating expenses such as Salaries Expense, Rent Expense, and Advertising Expense, as well as non-operating expenses such as Loss on Sale of Assets. Expense accounts normally have a Debit left side balance.
In transaction entries, a debit to an expense account signifies an increase in its amount, while a credit indicates a decrease which rarely occurs, unless an error needs to be corrected. Rent Expense is debited, and Cash is credited.
Depreciation, Amortization, and Depletion are used to allocate the cost of an asset over its useful life. Depreciation is the allocation over time of tangible assets, Amortization is the allocation over time of intangible assets and Depletion is the allocation over time of natural resources.
Accumulated depreciation is a contra-asset account with a normal Credit balance used to keep a running total of the depreciation to date. The book value of any asset at any time is the Original Cost less any accumulated depreciation.
Contra-asset accounts are listed in the assets section of the balance sheet along with the corresponding asset account, making it easier to see what the assets original cost was and what it is presently valued at.
Allowance for Uncollectible Accounts Receivable is also a contra-asset account with a normal credit balance which is netted against the Accounts Receivable account. These are used to offset the revenue credit balance. COGS normally is a debit balance. The entry for this transaction is usually:Financial Accounting Assumptions and Principles/ The Accounting Cycle 1.
GAAP. a. Accountants prepare financial statements and accounting records in accordance with what are known as generally accepted accounting principles, commonly abbreviated as GAAP.
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Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, more commonly referred to by their acronym GAAP, are the mostly American used set of accounting principles, procedures, and standards.