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Question 33E-b

Intermediate Accounting (Kieso)
Found in: Page 1040

Short Answer

(Recognition of Profit on Long-Term Contracts) During 2017, Nilsen Company started a construction job with a contract price of $1,600,000. The job was completed in 2019. The following information is available.

2017 2018 2019

Costs incurred to date $400,000 $825,000 $1,070,000

Estimated costs to complete 600,000 275,000 –0–

Billings to date 300,000 900,000 1,600,000

Collections to date 270,000 810,000 1,425,000


(b) Prepare all necessary journal entries for 2018.

Revenue from long-term contract is $560,000.

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Meaning of Long-Term Contract

A long-term contract is when you commit to working for someone else for an extended period of time. Because the parties will never need to amend or renegotiate the contract as the future unfolds, a long-term contract is also considered complete.

Journal entries for 2018



Debit ($)

Credit ($)

Construction in process a/c


Materials, cash, payables, etc. a/c


Accounts receivables a/c


Billing on construction in process a/c


Construction expenses a/c


Construction in process a/c


Revenue from long term contract a/c


Working Notes:

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