Havind problems calculating accruals and prepayments
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i am really struggling calculating accruals and prepayments wtever i do i always messed up the months so can anyone help me understand
eg
prepayments
on 1st sep03 the partnership paid rates of £3000 covering 3 months to 30th nov 03
they calculate it as 3000*8/12
how they do it ????
accruals
On 31 August 2003 the partnership paid a telephone bill of £303.90, covering the three months to
31 July 2003. The bill for the following three months has not yet been received. Telephone bills are
treated as office expenses.
its same for that 303.90*8/12
can sumone explain it
thanxxx
eg
prepayments
on 1st sep03 the partnership paid rates of £3000 covering 3 months to 30th nov 03
they calculate it as 3000*8/12
how they do it ????
accruals
On 31 August 2003 the partnership paid a telephone bill of £303.90, covering the three months to
31 July 2003. The bill for the following three months has not yet been received. Telephone bills are
treated as office expenses.
its same for that 303.90*8/12
can sumone explain it
thanxxx
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i am really struggling calculating accruals and prepayments wtever i do i always messed up the months so can anyone help me understand
eg
prepayments
on 1st sep03 the partnership paid rates of £3000 covering 3 months to 30th nov 03
they calculate it as 3000*8/12
how they do it ????
accruals
On 31 August 2003 the partnership paid a telephone bill of £303.90, covering the three months to
31 July 2003. The bill for the following three months has not yet been received. Telephone bills are
treated as office expenses.
its same for that 303.90*8/12
can sumone explain it
thanxxx
What was the year end?0 
was about to ask the same myself
if year end sept as i suspect you need to (prepayment) divded the payment by 3 then one month will be payment 2 months will be prepayment for next new year
ETB dont forget to include prepayment also as a debit0 
If you're having trouble with accruals and prepayments then on the AAT website there is an elearning link for Unit 5. There's loads of options like depreciation and bad debts etc... Just scroll down to accruals and prepayments. I've found that link very helpful indeed.
Good Luck!!0 
If you're having trouble with accruals and prepayments then on the AAT website there is an elearning link for Unit 5. There's loads of options like depreciation and bad debts etc... Just scroll down to accruals and prepayments. I've found that link very helpful indeed.
Good Luck!!
Its brill used it myself am sure its what got me through0 
i am really struggling calculating accruals and prepayments wtever i do i always messed up the months so can anyone help me understand
eg
prepayments
on 1st sep03 the partnership paid rates of £3000 covering 3 months to 30th nov 03
they calculate it as 3000*8/12
how they do it ????
accruals
On 31 August 2003 the partnership paid a telephone bill of £303.90, covering the three months to
31 July 2003. The bill for the following three months has not yet been received. Telephone bills are
treated as office expenses.
its same for that 303.90*8/12
can sumone explain it
thanxxx
the 3000 is an prepayment of 1000 as your year end is sept...divide the 3000 into 3 to give you the month
the accrual 303.90 is 202.60 as again you divide it into 3 and x by 2 as you need 2 months worth
did this one yesterday
:001_smile:0 
thanks for all your help
i understand the prepayment but still didnt understand the accrual example how they calculate that :confused1:0 
Your year end is September, however, you only have telephone expenditure in the P&L for upto July  as you need to have an amount for each month, you need to estimate a figure for August and September.
If you base this on your previous bill of £303.90, you will need to accrue two months expense.
Therefore, if your previous bill covers 3 months 303.90/3 = 101.30 average per month. £101.30 x 2months will give you an estimated charge of £202.60.0 
thanks for all the help0
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