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Intermediate Accounting (Kieso)
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Short Answer

Tablet Tailors sells tablet PCs combined with Internet service, which permits the tablet to connect to the Internet anywhere and set up a Wi-Fi hot spot. It offers two bundles with the following terms.

1. Tablet Bundle A sells a tablet with 3 years of Internet service. The price for the tablet and a 3-year Internet connection service contract is $500. The standalone selling price of the tablet is $250 (the cost to Tablet Tailors is $175). Tablet Tailors sells the Internet access service independently for an upfront payment of $300. On January 2, 2017, Tablet Tailors signed 100 contracts, receiving a total of $50,000 in cash.

2. Tablet Bundle B includes the tablet and Internet service plus a service plan for the tablet PC (for any repairs or upgrades to the tablet or the Internet connections) during the 3-year contract period. That product bundle sells for $600. Tablet Tailors provides the 3-year tablet service plan as a separate product with a standalone selling price of $150. Tablet Tailors signed 200 contracts for Tablet Bundle B on July 1, 2017, receiving a total of $120,000 in cash.


(b) Prepare any journal entries to record the revenue arrangement for Tablet Bundle B on July 1, 2017, and December 31, 2017.

Total revenue is $1,20,000.

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Meaning of Unearned Service Revenue

The term unearned service revenue defines the cumulative amount of revenue received in advance from a customer, which a company reports on the liability side of the balance sheet.

Journal entries for tablet bundle B



Debit ($)

Credit ($)

July 1, 2017

Cash a/c


Unearned service revenue a/c (internet)


Unearned service revenue a/c (maintenance)


Sales revenue a/c


Cost of goods sold a/c


Inventory a/c


December 31, 2017

Unearned revenue a/c (internet)


Unearned revenue a/c (maintenance)


Service revenue a/c


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