Question

Carla Company asks you to review its December 31, 2017, inventory values and prepare the necessary adjustments to the books. The following information is given to you.

Excluded from inventory was a carton labeled “Please accept for credit.” This carton contains merchandise costing $3,150 which had been sold to a customer for $5,460. No entry had been made to the books to reflect the return, but none of the returned merchandise seemed damaged; Carla will honor the return.

Determine the proper inventory balance for Carla Company at December 31, 2017.

1.

 

Carla uses the periodic method of recording inventory. A physical count reveals $493,269 of inventory on hand at December 31, 2017.

2.

 

Not included in the physical count of inventory is $28,182 of merchandise purchased on December 15 from Browser. This merchandise was shipped f.o.b. shipping point on December 29 and arrived in January. The invoice arrived and was recorded on December 31.

3.

 

Included in inventory is merchandise sold to Champy on December 30, f.o.b. destination. This merchandise was shipped after it was counted. The invoice was prepared and recorded as a sale on account for $26,880 on December 31. The merchandise cost $15,435, and Champy received it on January 3.

4.

 

Included in inventory was merchandise received from Dudley on December 31 with an invoice price of $32,823. The merchandise was shipped f.o.b. destination. The invoice, which has not yet arrived, has not been recorded.

5.

 

Not included in inventory is $17,934 of merchandise purchased from Glowser Industries. This merchandise was received on December 31 after the inventory had been counted. The invoice was received and recorded on December 30.

6.

 

Included in inventory was $21,920 of inventory held by Carla on consignment from Jackel Industries.

7.

 

Included in inventory is merchandise sold to Kemp f.o.b. shipping point. This merchandise was shipped on December 31 after it was counted. The invoice was prepared and recorded as a sale for $39,690 on December 31. The cost of this merchandise was $22,092, and Kemp received the merchandise on January 5.

8.

 

Excluded from inventory was a carton labeled “Please accept for credit.” This carton contains merchandise costing $3,150 which had been sold to a customer for $5,460. No entry had been made to the books to reflect the return, but none of the returned merchandise seemed damaged; Carla will honor the return.

Determine the proper inventory balance for Carla Company at December 31, 2017.

Inventory balance as on December 31, 2017

 

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