Explore BrainMass

Intermediate Accounting Current Liabilities

Mary Smith is the controller of Arnold Corporation and is responsible for the preparation of the year-end financial statements. The following transactions occurred during the year.

(a) On December 20, 2012, an employee filed a legal action against Arnold for $100,000 for wrongful dismissal. Management believes the action to be frivolous and without merit. The likelihood of payment to the employee is remote.
(b) Bonuses to key employees based on net income for 2012 are estimated to be $150,000.
(c) On December 1, 2012, the company borrowed $900,000 at 8% per year. Interest is paid quarterly.
(d) Credit sales for the year amounted to $10,000,000. Arnold's expense provision for doubtful accounts is estimated to be 2% of credit sales.
(e) On December 15, 2012, the company declared a $2.00 per share dividend on the 40,000 shares of common stock outstanding, to be paid on January 5, 2013.
(f) During the year, customer advances of $160,000 were received; $50,000 of this amount was earned by December 31, 2012.

For each item above, indicate the dollar amount to be reported as a current liability. If a liability is not reported, enter 0.

(a) $
(b) $
(c) $
(d) $
(e) $
(f) $

Solution Preview

(A) - No entry required. The lawsuit does not have merit, so there is not a reasonable chance that they will have to pay.

(B) - $150,000 ...

Solution Summary

This solution is comprised of a response which will allow students to understand how to compute the dollar amounts for the reported liabilities in this case scenario.