Accounting Multiple Choice Question – 3 October 2017

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The owner of a restaurant purchased some equipment on credit for business use but returned the equipment to the supplier as it was damaged.  How should the return of the equipment be recorded in the books of the restaurant?

Select ONE MOST LIKELY answer:

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Why is this recorded as a general journal and not as a purchase returns journal?
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This is multiple choice question is suitable for Accounting KS5 classes.

The answer is 2 – Whilst the equipment was purchased on credit, the original invoice would have been recorded as Dr Equipment (Fixed Assets) Cr Supplier (Balance Sheet) through a general ledger journal. Returning the equipment when it was damaged simply means reversing this journal.

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