Natalia Alva In: Category - Accounting OthersHow is return inwards treated in trial balance?return inwardstrial balance ShareFacebook1 AnswerVotedRecent Dheeraj 2020-08-06T23:20:28+05:30Added an answer on August 6, 2020 at 11:20 pm This answer was edited. Return InwardsIn the layman language, return inwards refers to the goods returned by the buyer (customer) to the seller (i.e., selling entity) due to various issues which were earlier sold on credit. Return inwards is also known as sales returns.The amount of return inwards (or) sales returns is deducted from the total sales of the firm. It is treated as a contra-revenue transaction. Return inwards holds the debit balance and is placed on the debit side of the trial balance.To make this concept easy and crispy, I would further like to add an example and trial balance (tabular format) for your better understanding.Example- On 1st May, Max Ltd. (a dealer in the refrigerator) sold 20 refrigerators for 5,00,000 on credit to Alexa Ltd. On 25th May they returned all the refrigerators to Max Ltd. due to the serious defects in a model of the refrigerators. Pass journal entries for the above transaction in the books of Max Ltd. In the books of Max Ltd (Modern Approach)a) Entry for the sale of goodsDateParticularsL.F.AmountNature of AccountAccounting Rule1st MayAlexa Ltd a/c Dr500,000AssetDebit- The Increase in Asset To Sales returns a/c 500,000IncomeCredit- The Increase in Income(Being goods sold on credit to Alexa Ltd)b) Entry for the return of goods sold to Alexa Ltd.DateParticularsL.F.AmountNature of AccountAccounting Rule25th MaySales return a/c Dr500,000IncomeDebit- The Decrease in Income To Alexa Ltd a/c 500,000AssetCredit- The Decrease in Asset(Being goods returned by Alexa Ltd due to serious defects)Placement in Trial Balance0Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppLeave an answerCancel replyYou must login to add an answer. Username or email* Password* Captcha* Click on image to update the captcha. Remember Me! Forgot Password?