Paulson Corporation s unadjusted trial balance at December 1 20
Paulson Corporation’s unadjusted trial balance at December 1, 2012, is presented below.


The following transactions occurred during December.
Dec. 2 Paulson purchased equipment for $16,000, plus sales taxes of $800 (all paid in cash).
2 Paulson sold for $3,500 equipment which originally cost $5,000. Accumulated depreciation on this equipment at January 1, 2012, was $1,800; 2012 depreciation prior to the sale of equipment was $450.
15 Paulson sold for $5,000 on account inventory that cost $3,500.
23 Salaries and wages of $6,600 were paid.
Adjustment data:
1. Paulson estimates that uncollectible accounts receivable at year-end are $4,000.
2. The note receivable is a one-year, 8% note dated April 1, 2012. No interest has been recorded.
3. The balance in prepaid insurance represents payment of a $3,600, 6-month premium on September 1, 2012.
4. The building is being depreciated using the straight-line method over 30 years. The salvage value is $30,000.
5. The equipment owned prior to this year is being depreciated using the straight-line method over 5 years. The salvage value is 10% of cost.
6. The equipment purchased on December 2, 2012, is being depreciated using the straight-line method over 5 years, with a salvage value of $1,800.
7. The patent was acquired on January 1, 2012, and has a useful life of 9 years from that date.
8. Unpaid salaries at December 31, 2012, total $2,200.
9. Both the short-term and long-term notes payable are dated January 1, 2012, and carry a 10% interest rate. All interest is payable in the next 12 months.
10. Income tax expense was $15,000. It was unpaid at December 31.
Instructions
(a) Prepare journal entries for the transactions listed above and adjusting entries.
(b) Prepare an adjusted trial balance at December 31, 2012.
(c) Prepare a 2012 income statement and a 2012 retained earnings statement.
(d) Prepare a December 31, 2012, balance sheet.
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