Plumb Accounting Basics | The Accounting Equation

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Plumb Accounting Basics: The Accounting Equation

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A. Assets

1. Economic resources expected to benefit company in future

a. Cash: Money, certificates of deposit and checks

b. Accounts Receivable: Oral or implied promise, usually arise from sales made to customers, no promissory note exists

c. Notes Receivable: Promissory notes

d. Inventory: Merchandise the entity holds or manufactures to sell

e. Land: Property the business owns and uses in operations

f. Building: Cost of an office, warehouse, garage, etc.

g. Equipment , furniture & fixtures: Accounts that record the cost of office equipment and store equipment

B. Liabilities: Economic obligations, debts

1. Accounts Payable: Oral or implied promise to pay debts which arise from credit purchases

2. Notes Payable: Amounts the company must pay as a result of signing a promissory note for goods or services

3. Taxes Payable: Wages payable, Salary payable

C. Owners’ Equity: Claims held by owners, divided into two main categories

1. Contributed or Paid in Capital (Amounts invested in corporation by owners)

2. Retained Earnings (Income earned from operations)

a. Expenses: Decreases in retained earnings resulting from operations

b. Revenues: Increases in retained earnings resulting from operations

C. Dividends: Distributions of assets to shareholders decreases R. E.


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