Exercise-7: Cash received from customers – T-account approach

Learning objective:
This exercise illustrates how to work out the amount of cash received from customers using the T-account approach.

In the previous exercise, we used the formula approach to compute the cash received from customers. We can also work out this figure by making the “accounts receivable T-account”. In this exercise, we will use the data from Exercise No. 6 and calculate cash received from customers during the period using the T-account approach.

The following information belongs to Alpha Company:

• Accounts receivable on December 31, 2023: \$62,000
• Accounts receivable on December 31, 2024: \$70,000
• Allowance for doubtful accounts on December 31, 2023: \$2,100
• Allowance for doubtful accounts on December 31, 2024: \$3,200
• Sales for the year 2023: \$155,300
• Sales for the year 2024: \$126,500

The company sells goods on credit. For the year 2024, bad debt expense was \$7,500 and accounts amounting to \$6,400 were written-off.

Required: Find out the amount of cash collected from customers by Alpha Company using t-account approach.

Solution:

*Balancing figure – the cash received from customers.

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One Comment on Exercise-7: Cash received from customers – T-account approach
1. Austin

Why does the closing balance lie on the credit side?