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Entries for Subscription Revenue

Walter Company Ltd. publishes a monthly sports magazine, Fishing Preview. Subscriptions to the magazine cost $22 per year. During, November 2007, Walter sells 6,000 subscriptions for cash, beginning with the December issue. Walter prepares financial statements quarterly and recognizes subscription revenue earned at the end of the quarter. The company uses the accounts Unearned Subscription Revenue and Subscription Revenue. The company has a December 31 year end.

a) Prepare the entry in November for the receipt of the subscriptions.
b) Prepare the adjusting entry at December 31, 2007, to record subscription revenue earned in December 2007.
c) Prepare the adjusting entry at March 31, 2008, to record subscription revenue earned in the first quarter of 2008.

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a) Prepare the entry in November for the receipt of the subscriptions.

Total amount received is 22X6,000=132,000. This will be unearned subscription revenue. The journal entry is
Cash Dr 132,000
Unearned ...

Solution Summary

The solution explains the entries to be made for recording and adjusting subscription revenue

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