Question: Stan Styka opened a small dryer repair shop Styka Repair

Stan Styka opened a small dryer repair shop, Styka Repair Shop, on January 2, 2014. The shop also sells a limited number of dryer parts. In January 2015, Styka realized he had never filed any tax reports for his business and therefore probably owes a considerable amount of taxes. Since he has limited experience in running a business, he has brought you all his business records, including a checkbook, canceled checks, deposit slips, suppliers’ invoices, a notice of annual property taxes of $2,310 due to the city, and a promissory note to his father-in-law for $2,500. He wants you to determine what his business owes the government and other parties (but not employees).
You analyze all his records and determine the following as of December 31, 2014:
Unpaid invoices for dryer parts ........ $ 9,000
Parts sales (excluding sales tax) ....... 44,270
Cost of parts sold ............. 31,125
Workers’ salaries ............. 18,200
Repair revenues ............. 60,300
Current assets .............. 16,300
Dryer parts inventory ........... 11,750
You learn that the company has deducted $476 from the two employees’ salaries for federal income taxes owed to the government. The current Social Security tax is 6.2 percent on maximum earnings of $110,100 for each employee, and the current Medicare tax is 1.45 percent (no maximum earnings). The FUTA tax is 5.4 percent to the state and .8 percent to the federal government on the first $7,000 earned by each employee, and each employee earned more than $7,000. Styka has not filed a sales tax report to the state (5 percent of sales).

1. Determine Styka Repair Shop’s current liabilities as of December 31, 2014.
2. What additional information would you want from Styka to satisfy yourself that all current liabilities have been identified?
3. Evaluate Styka’s liquidity by calculating working capital, payables turnover, and days’ payable. (Round to one decimal place.) Comment on the results. (Assume average accounts payable were the same as year-end accounts payable.)

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