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Journal Entry Preparation for a Carburetors Company

The following events occurred during the first month of operations for XYZ Ltd., a company specialised in providing carburetors to automobile manufacturers.

Jan. 1st The shareholders invested £300,000 in cash, land worth £100,000 and a building worth £250,000 in exchange for common shares.

Jan. 2nd In order to develop a research facility, XYZ acquired computer equipment for £175,000. The purchase price was paid 20% in cash and the remaining on a note.

Jan. 4th XYZ issued an advertisement in the newspaper in order to recruit a research lab specialist. The ad will run throughout the month and will cost £1,500. The invoice was received on the 15th of the month.

Jan. 31st The research specialist worked for the last two weeks of the month. His salary of £5,500 was paid on the last day of the month.

Jan. 31st The company started shipping products during the last week of the month. During that period, sales amounted to £265,000, all received in cash except for £15,000 which was sold on account.

Jan. 31st At the end of the month, XYZ received a bill from My Telecomm Ltd for its telephone, Internet and cell phone charges. The total of the invoice amounts to £750 to be paid by the end of the following month. In addition, the company paid the newspaper company for the advertisement services provided.

Jan. 31st To ensure the survival of the company in case of an incident, the company prepaid £5,000 for an annual insurance policy with coverage starting at the beginning of the following month.

Jan. 31st Given the success of the company, the board of directors declared and paid a dividend of £15,000.

Complete the following:
Prepare the journal entries for the current month. Do not prepare any entries for transactions that relate to the following month.

Attached the original file with correct tabulations for better understanding.

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Solution discusses the journal entries for a company specialized in providing carburetors to automobile manufacturers. Excel file attached.

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