The beginning account balances for Austin’s Auto Shop as of January 1, 2014, follows:
Account Titles Beginning Balances
Cash ........... $14,000
Inventory ......... 7,000
Common stock ....... 18,000
Retained earnings ...... 3,000
The following events affected the company during the 2014 accounting period:
1. Purchased merchandise on account that cost $12,000.
2. The goods in Event 1 were purchased FOB shipping point with freight cost of $800 cash.
3. Returned $2,600 of damaged merchandise for credit on account.
4. Agreed to keep other damaged merchandise for which the company received an $1,100 allowance.
5. Sold merchandise that cost $12,000 for $21,500 cash.
6. Delivered merchandise to customers in Event 5 under terms FOB destination with freight costs amounting to $500 cash.
7. Paid $8,000 on the merchandise purchased in Event 1.

a. Organize appropriate ledger accounts under an accounting equation. Record the beginning balances and the transaction data in the accounts.
b. Prepare an income statement and a statement of cash flows for 2014.
c. Explain why a difference does or does not exist between net income and net cash flow from operating activities.

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