# Tyler Gilligan and Matt Melnyk, two college friends, decided to set up a snow removal business called Ty & Matt

## Question:

Tyler Gilligan and Matt Melnyk, two college friends, decided to set up a snow removal business called Ty & Matt Snow Removal Services. At the inception of the partnership, Tyler invested \$4,000 cash and Matt invested \$11,000 cash. Once formed, the partnership purchased equipment and a vehicle. Tyler estimates that the equipment purchased for \$2,000 and the vehicle purchased for \$10,000 have five-year useful lives, with no residual value. He used the straight-line method to calculate depreciation expense. At the end of the first year of business, Tyler, who was studying accounting, provided the following information:

1. Salaries expense is \$20,000 and \$10,000 cash that was paid to Tyler and Matt, respectively, during the year.
2. All revenues were collected in cash.
3. All supplies were paid for in cash. At the end of the year, there were no supplies on hand.
4. There is \$17,000 in the bank account at December 31, 2017.
Instructions
(a) Prepare journal entries to correct the errors, if any, on the income statement.
(b) Calculate the correct profit and the amount to be allocated to each partner.
(c) Prepare a statement of partners' equity for the year ended December 31, 2017.
(d) Prepare a balance sheet at December 31, 2017.
TAKING IT FURTHER
Tyler is not happy about how the profit was allocated. He says that he works twice as hard as Matt. Matt argues that he made a larger contribution to start the partnership. What should Tyler and Matt do to deal with their concerns?

Balance Sheet
Balance sheet is a statement of the financial position of a business that list all the assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity and shareholder’s equity at a particular point of time. A balance sheet is also called as a “statement of financial...
Partnership
A legal form of business operation between two or more individuals who share management and profits. A Written agreement between two or more individuals who join as partners to form and carry on a for-profit business. Among other things, it states...

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## Accounting Principles

ISBN: 978-1119048473

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Authors: Jerry J. Weygandt, Donald E. Kieso, Paul D. Kimmel, Barbara Trenholm, Valerie Warren, Lori Novak

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