Jeff Smith formed a lawn service company as a summer job on his break from college. To start the business on May 1, 2012 he deposited $6,000 in a new bank account in the name of the corporation. The $6,000 consisted of a $3,200 loan from his father and $2,800 of his own money. The corporation issued 200 shares of common stock to Smith. The common stock has a par value of $1 per share.
Smith rented law equipment, purchased supplies, and hired high school students to mow and trim his customers’ lawns. At the end of each month, Smith mailed bills to his customers. On August 31, 2012 Smith was ready to dissolve the business and return to college for the fall semester. Because he had been so busy, he had kept few records other than his checkbook and a list of amounts owed by customers.
At August 31, Smith’s checkbook shows a balance of $4,140, and his customers still we him $800. During the summer, he collected $6,800 from customers. His checkbook lists payments for supplies totaling $600, and he still has gasoline, weed eater cord, and other supplies that cost of total of $100. He paid his employees wages of $2,400, and he still owes them $200 for the final week of the summer.
Smith rented some equipment from Lawn Tools R Us. On May 1, he signed a six-month lease on mowers and paid $1,200 for the full lease period. Lawn Tools R Us will refund the unused portion of the prepayment if the equipment is in good shape. To get the refund, Smith has kept the mowers in excellent condition. In fact, he had to pay $300 to repair a mower that ran over a hidden tree stump.
To transport employees and equipment to jobs, Smith used a trailer that he bought for $500. He figures that the summer’s work used up one-half of the trailer’s service potential. The business checkbook lists expenditures of $460 for dividends paid to Smith during the summer. Also, Smith paid his father back during the summer (assume no interest was paid on the loan).
Jeff Smith does not have any prior accounting…