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    Liquidating distributions for partnerships

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    I have tried and tried to do this problem and I am failing to do so miserably. This type of problem is completely new to me and I really want to, and need to understand how to do this. Can you please prepare the statement and explain to me how you went about doing so? Thank you for your time and help, it is greatly appreciated! Best regards, Jim

    Installment Liquidation

    Jones, Smith, and Tandy are partners in a furniture store that began liquidation on January 1, 2008 when the ledger contained the following account balances:

    Debit Credit
    Cash $15,000
    Accounts Receivable 20,000
    Inventories 65,000
    Land 50,000
    Buildings 100,000
    Acc Depreciation - Buildings $40,000
    Furniture and Fixtures 50,000
    Acc Depreciation - Furniture & Fixt 30,000
    Accounts Payable 80,000
    Jones Capital (20%) 40,000
    Smith Capital (30%) 60,000
    Tandy Capital (50%) 50,000

    Totals $300,000 $300,000

    The following transactions and events occured during the liquidation process:

    January: Inventories were sold for $20,000 cash, collections on
    account totaled $14,000, and half of the amount due to
    creditors was paid.
    February:Land costing $40,000 was sold for $60,000, the remaining
    land and buildings were sold for $40,000, half the
    remaining receivables were collected, and the remainder
    were uncollectible.
    March: The remaining liabilities were paid, and available cash
    was distributed to the partners in final liquidation.

    Required: Prepare a statement of liquidation for the Jones, Smith and
    Tandy partnership.

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    Please see spreadsheet for all journal entries.

    To approach this problem, begin by creating a January 1 statement.
    Then create the entries for the January period. You will have a loss. Remember, in a liquidation, losses and gains are eliminated through posting to the partner's accounts. Since there is no notation to state otherwise, I presumed that the ...

    Solution Summary

    Explains the rules and steps in determining allocation of partnership liquidation. Allocation of gains and losses, determination of percentages for final liquidation.