Property Taxes Payable—Annual Adjustments
Lexington Builders owns property in Kaneland County. Lexington’s 2007 property taxes
amounted to $50,000. Kaneland County will send out the 2008 property tax bills to property
owners during April 2009. Taxes must be paid by June 1, 2009. Assume that Lexington prepares
adjusting entries only once a year, on December 31, and that property taxes for 2008 are expected
to increase by 5% over those for 2007.
1. Prepare the adjusting entry required to record the property taxes payable on December 31, 2008.
2. Prepare the journal entry to record the payment of the 2008 property taxes on June 1, 2009.