(Cash and Accrual Basis) On January 1, 2014, Norma Smith and Grant Wood formed a computer sales and service company in Soapsville, Arkansas, by investing $90,000 cash. The new company, Arkansas Sales and Service, has the following transactions during January.
1. Pays $6,000 in advance for 3 months’ rent of office, showroom, and repair space.
2. Purchases 40 personal computers at a cost of $1,500 each, 6 graphics computers at a cost of $2,500 each, and 25 printers at a cost of $300 each, paying cash upon delivery.
3. Sales, repair, and office employees earn $12,600 in salaries and wages during January, of which $3,000 was still payable at the end of January. 4. Sells 30 personal computers at $2,550 each,
4 graphics computers for $3,600 each, and 15 printers for $500 each; $75,000 is received in cash in January, and $23,400 is sold on a deferred payment basis.
5. Other operating expenses of $8,400 are incurred and paid for during January; $2,000 of incurred expenses are payable at January 31.
(a) Using the transaction data above, prepare
(1) a cash-basis income statement and
(2) an accrual-basis income statement for the month of January.
(b) Using the transaction data above, prepare
(1) a cash-basis balance sheet and
(2) an accrual-basis balance sheet as of January 31, 2014.
(c) Identify the items in the cash-basis financial statements that make cash-basis accounting inconsistent with the theory underlying the elements of financial statements.