Cash Account

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Because cash is involved in many transactions, it is helpful to memorize the following:

    * Whenever cash is received, debit Cash.
    * Whenever cash is paid out, credit Cash.

With the knowledge of what happens to the Cash account, the journal entry to record the debits and credits is easier. Let's assume that a company receives $500 on June 3, 2008 from a customer who was given 30 days in which to pay. (In May the company recorded the sale and an accounts receivable.) On June 3 the company will debit Cash, because cash was received. The amount of the debit and the credit is $500. Entering this information in the general journal format, we have:

Date               Account Name     Debit     Credit
June 3, 2008            Cash           500   
                               ???                        500
 ???=AR

All that remains to be entered is the name of the account to be credited. Since this was the collection of an account receivable, the credit should be Accounts Receivable. (Because the sale was already recorded in May, you cannot enter Sales again on June 3.)

On June 4 the company paid $300 to a supplier for merchandise the company received in May. (In May the company recorded the purchase and the accounts payable.) On June 4 the company will credit Cash, because cash was paid. The amount of the debit and credit is $300. Entering them in the general journal format, we have:

Date              Account Name     Debit     Credit
June 4, 2008           ???            300   
                              Cash                      300

???=AP

All that remains to be entered is the name of the account to be debited. Since this was the payment on an account payable, the debit should be Accounts Payable. (Because the purchase was already recorded in May, you cannot enter Purchases or Inventory again on June 4.)

To help you become comfortable with the debits and credits in accounting, memorize the following tip:
Whenever cash is received, the Cash account is debited (and another account is credited).
Whenever cash is paid out, the Cash account is credited (and another account is debited).

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