Question: Boston Bait Shop uses a periodic inventory system At December

Boston Bait Shop uses a periodic inventory system. At December 31, Year 2, the accounting records include the following information:
Inventory (as of December 31, Year 1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 2,800
Net sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79,600
Purchases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,200
A complete physical inventory taken at December 31, Year 2, indicates merchandise costing
$3,000 remains in stock.
a. How were the amounts of beginning and ending inventory determined?
b. Compute the amount of the cost of goods sold in Year 2.
c. Prepare two closing entries at December 31, Year 2: the first to create a Cost of Goods Sold account with the appropriate balance and the second to bring the Inventory account up-to-date.
d. Prepare a partial income statement showing the shop’s gross profit for the year.
e. Describe why a company such as Boston Bait Shop would use a periodic inventory system rather than a perpetual inventory system.


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