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Select the best answer.
1. Under the modified accrual basis of accounting, revenues cannot be recognized
a. Until cash has been collected
b. Unless they will be collected within 60 days of year-end
c. Until they are subject to accrual
d. Until they are measurable and available

2. “Available” (as in “measurable and available”) means
a. Available to finance expenditures of the current period
b. Subject to accrual
c. Collectible
d. Available for appropriation

3. Property taxes are an example of
a. An imposed exchange transaction
b. An imposed nonexchange transaction
c. A derived transaction
d. A government-mandated nonexchange transaction

4. To be considered ‘‘available,’’ property taxes must have been collected either during the government’s fiscal year or within
a. The time it takes for the government to liquidate its obligations from the prior year
b. Thirty days of year-end
c. Sixty days of year-end
d. The following fiscal year

5. For its fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, Twin City levied $500 million in property taxes. It collected taxes applicable to fiscal 2014 as follows (in millions):
June 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013 .... $ 20
October 1, 2013, through September 30, 2014 . $440
October 1, 2014, through November 30, 2014 .. $ 15
December 2014 .............. $ 4
The city estimates that $10 million of the outstanding balance will be uncollectible. For the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, how much should Twin City recognize in property tax revenue (in millions) in its general fund?
a. $440
b. $460
c. $475
d. $490

6. Assume the same facts as in the previous example. How much should Twin City recognize in property tax revenue (in millions) in its government-wide statement of activities?
a. $440
b. $460
c. $475
d. $490

7. A school district received property taxes in advance of the year in which they were due and for which they were budgeted. Such taxes should be recognized as
a. Revenue
b. A liability
c. Deferred revenue
d. A deferred inflow of resources

8. Central City was awarded two state grants during its fiscal year ending September 30, 2014: a $2 million block grant that can be used to cover any operating expenses incurred during fiscal 2015, and a $1 million grant that can be used any time to acquire equipment for its police department. For the year ending September 30, 2014, Central City should recognize in grant revenue in its fund financial statements (in millions):
a. $0
b. $1
c. $2
d. $3

9. Assume the same facts as in the previous example. How much should the city recognize in grant revenue in its government-wide statements?
a. $0
b. $1
c. $2
d. $3

10. Assuming that a government will collect its sales taxes in sufficient time to satisfy the ‘‘available’’ criterion, it would ordinarily recognize revenue from sales taxes in its governmental fund statements
a. When the underlying sales transaction takes place
b. On the date the merchant must remit the taxes to the government
c. On the date the merchant must file a tax return
d. When the taxes are received by the government

11. Assuming that a government will collect its sales taxes in sufficient time to satisfy the “available” criterion, it would ordinarily recognize revenue from sales taxes in its government-wide statements
a. When the underlying sales transaction takes place
b. On the date the merchant must remit the taxes to the government
c. On the date the merchant must file a tax return
d. When the taxes are received by the government



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