What is the journal entry for outstanding subscription?

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Outstanding Subscription

Example XYZ Club has 1200 members each paying a monthly subscription of 100. As on 31st March, the Subscription due (or) outstanding subscription amounted to 25,000. Journalise the following transactions for subscriptions due and received in the books of XYZ Club.

In the books of XYZ Club

Date Particulars L.F. Amount Nature of Account Accounting Rule
31st March Outstanding Subscription a/c  Dr 25,000 Representative Personal Debit– The Receiver
 To Subscription a/c  25,000 Nominal Credit– All Incomes and Gains

(Being Subscription due as on 31st March)

 

Date Particulars L.F. Amount Nature of Account Accounting Rule
1st April Cash/Bank a/c  Dr 25,000 Real Debit– What comes into the business
 To Outstanding Subscription a/c  25,000 Representative Personal Credit– The Giver

(Being Subscription received)

 

Accounting Treatment

Outstanding subscription is treated as an asset to the organization and shown on the asset side of the balance sheet. It is added to the subscription and recorded on the Income side of the Income and Expenditure account. It is also termed as Subscription in areas (or) Subscription due.

 

Modern Accounting Approach

We will record the same transaction by following the modern rules of accounting.

In the books of XYZ Club

Date Particulars L.F. Amount Nature of Account Accounting Rule
31st March Outstanding Subscription a/c  Dr 25,000 Asset Debit– The Increase in Asset
 To Subscription a/c  25,000 Income Credit– The Increase in Income

(Being Subscription due as on 31st March)

 

Date Particulars L.F. Amount Nature of Account Accounting Rule
1st April Cash/Bank a/c  Dr 25,000 Asset Debit– The Increase in Asset
 To Outstanding Subscription a/c  25,000 Asset Credit– The Decrease in Asset

(Being Subscription received)