Question

On April 1, 2014, Maria Adams established Custom Realty. Maria completed the following transactions during the month of April: Amy Austin established an insurance agency on March 1 of the current year and completed the following transactions during March:
a. Opened a business bank account with a deposit of $50,000 in exchange for capital stock.
b. Purchased supplies on account, $4,000.
c. Paid creditors on account, $2,300.
d. Received cash from fees earned on insurance commissions, $13,800.
e. Paid rent on office and equipment for the month, $5,000.
f. Paid automobile expenses for month, $1,150, and miscellaneous expenses, $300.
g. Paid office salaries, $2,500.
h. Determined that the cost of supplies on hand was $2,700; therefore, the cost of supplies used was $1,300.
i. Billed insurance companies for sales commissions earned, $12,500.
j. Paid dividends, $3,900.

Instructions
1. Indicate the effect of each transaction and the balances after each transaction, using the following tabular headings:


2. Briefly explain why the issuance of capital stock and revenues increased stockholders' equity, while dividends and expenses decreased stockholders' equity.
3. Determine the net income for March.
4. How much did March's transactions increase or decrease retainedearnings?


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