Question: The following data were selected from the records of Sykes

The following data were selected from the records of Sykes Company for the year ended December 31, 2014.
Balances January 1, 2014
Accounts receivable (various customers) . $120,000
Allowance for doubtful accounts ....... 8,000
In the following order, except for cash sales, the company sold merchandise and made collections on credit terms 2/10, n/30 (assume a unit sales price of $500 in all transactions and use the gross method to record sales revenue).
Transactions during 2014
a. Sold merchandise for cash, $235,000.
b. Sold merchandise to R. Smith; invoice price, $11,500.
c. Sold merchandise to K. Miller; invoice price, $26,500.
d. Two days after purchase date, R. Smith returned one of the units purchased in ( b ) and received account credit.
e. Sold merchandise to B. Sears; invoice price, $24,000.
f. R. Smith paid his account in full within the discount period.
g. Collected $98,000 cash from customer sales on credit in prior year, all within the discount periods.
h. K. Miller paid the invoice in ( c ) within the discount period.
i. Sold merchandise to R. Roy; invoice price, $19,000.
j. Three days after paying the account in full, K. Miller returned seven defective units and received a cash refund.
k. After the discount period, collected $6,000 cash on an account receivable on sales in a prior year.
l. Wrote off a 2013 account of $3,000 after deciding that the amount would never be collected.
m. The estimated bad debt rate used by the company was 1.5 percent of credit sales net of returns.

1. Using the following categories, indicate the effect of each listed transaction, including the write-off of the uncollectible account and the adjusting entry for estimated bad debts (ignore cost of goods sold). Indicate the sign and amount of the effect or “NE” for “no effect.” The first transaction is used as an example.

2. Show how the accounts related to the preceding sale and collection activities should be reported on the 2014 income statement. (Treat sales discounts as acontra-revenue.)

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