Government and not-for-profit accounting chapter 4 homework


For each of the following indicate the amount of revenue that Beanville should recognize in its 2020 (1) government‐wide statements and (2) governmental fund statements. Provide a brief justification or explanation for your responses.

1. The state in which Beanville is located collects sales taxes for its cities and other local governments. The state permits small merchants to remit sales taxes quarterly. The state sales tax rate is 6 percent. In December 2019, city merchants collected $50 million in sales taxes that they remitted to the state on January 15, 2020. The state, in turn, transferred the taxes to the city on February 15, 2020.

2. In December 2019, the federal government awarded Beanville a reimbursement grant of $500,000 to train law‐enforcement agents. The city had applied for the grant in January of that year. The city may incur allowable costs any time after receiving notification of the award. In 2020, the city incurred $400,000 in allowable costs and was reimbursed for $350,000. It was reimbursed for the $50,000 balance in February 2021. In January and February 2021, it incurred the remaining $100,000 in allowable costs and was reimbursed for them in April 2021.

3. In December 2019, the city levied property taxes of $1 billion for the calendar year 2020. The taxes are due on June 30, 2020. The city collected these taxes as follows:

December 2019

$56 million

January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019

$858 million

January 1, 2020, through March 31, 2020 ($18 million per month)

$54 million


$968 million

4. It estimates the balance of $32 million would be uncollectible. In addition, in the period from January 1 through February 28, 2020, the city collected $16 million in taxes that were delinquent as of December 31, 2019. In the period March 1 through June 30 2020, the city collected $8 million of taxes that were also delinquent as of December 31, 2019.

5. In December 2020 Beanville sold a city‐owned warehouse to a private developer. Sales price was $4.2 million. The warehouse had cost $4 million when it was acquired 10 years earlier. It had an estimated useful life of 40 years (with no salvage value).

6. In December 2020, Beanville’s city‐owned radio station held its annual fund drive. A local business offered to match all pledges made on December 2, 2020, up to $50,000, assuming that the amount pledged was actually collected. Based on past experience the city estimates that 90 percent of the pledges will actually be collected. By year‐end 2020, the city had collected $25,000 of the pledges, and in January and February it collected an additional $15,000. It received $25,000 of the matching funds on February 15, 2021. Respond with respect only to the $50,000 in matching funds.

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