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Question BE18-22

Intermediate Accounting (Kieso)
Found in: Page 1034

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Turner, Inc. began work on a $7,000,000 contract in 2017 to construct an office building. During 2017, Turner, Inc. incurred costs of $1,700,000, billed its customers for $1,200,000, and collected $960,000. At December 31, 2017, the estimated additional costs to complete the project total $3,300,000. Prepare Turner’s 2017 journal entries using the percentage-of-completion method.

Revenue generated from this contract is $2,380,000.

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Meaning of Percentage-of-Completion Method

As a corporation approaches the end of a long-term contract, the percentage-of-completion technique is used to calculate revenues, expenditures, and gross profit. Deferring recognition of these items until the contract's end distorts the effort (costs) and outcomes of the accounting periods (revenues).

Journal entries of Turner Inc. in 2017



Debit ($)

Credit ($)

Construction in process a/c


To Materials, Cash, Payables a/c


Accounts receivables a/c


To Billings on construction in process a/c


Cash a/c


To Accounts receivables a/c


Construction in process a/c


Construction expenses a/c


To Revenue from contract a/c


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