Use of a Trial Balance to Record Adjusting Entries in T Accounts
Lewis and Associates has been in the termite inspection and treatment business for five years. An
unadjusted trial balance at June 30, 2008, follows.
The following additional information is available:
a. Lewis rents a warehouse with office space and prepays the annual rent of $4,800 on May 1 of each
b. The asset account Equipment represents the cost of treatment equipment, which has an estimated
useful life of ten years and an estimated salvage value of $200.
c. Chemical inventory on hand equals $1,300.
d. Wages and salaries owed but unpaid to employees at the end of the month amount to $1,080.
e. Lewis accrues income taxes using an estimated tax rate equal to 30% of the income for the
1. Set up T accounts for each of the accounts listed in the trial balance. Based on the additional
information given, set up any other T accounts that will be needed to prepare adjusting
2. Post the month-end adjusting entries directly to the T accounts but do not bother to put the
entries in journal format first. Use the letters (a) through (e) from the additional information
to identify the entries.
3. Prepare a trial balance to prove the equality of debits and credits after posting the adjusting
4. On the basis of the information you have, does Lewis appear to be a profitable business?
Explain your answer.