Revenue Accounts Definition
Revenue Accounts are those accounts that report income of the business and therefore have credit balances. Examples include Revenue from Sales, Revenue from Rental incomes, Revenue from Interest income, etc.
Types of Revenue Accounts
There are various Operating & Non-Operating accounts such as:-
- Sales Account
- Interest Income Account
- Rent Income Account
- Dividend Income Account
- Professional Income Account
Now let us discuss these accounts in details:-
#1 – Sales Account
Under this account, the Income from main activities known as Operating Activities, is recorded. The various ratios such as Turnover ratio, Gross profit ratio, Net profit ratio is calculated, taking the figure of this account as the base amount for all the ratio calculations of any entity.
#2 – Rental Income Account
If a company is having the main object of its business as renting activities, then this rental income account would be called as Operating Income Account/ Sales account. But if renting is not the primary activity of the business, then it would fall under the Non-Operating Revenue Accounts. Under this account, all the debits and credits are made only relating to income from rental activities.
#3 – Interest Income Account
Under this account, the Revenue earned by the entities from interest is recorded, such as Interest on Fixed Deposits, Interest on Income Tax Refund. Interest on Capital. These incomes are earned from the saving activities performed or undertaken by the entities during the year.
#4 – Dividend Income Account
This is another Non-Operating Revenue account, under which income earned from dividends are recorded. These are generally incomes earned on Investments in Indian Companies or Foreign Companies by the entities.
#5 – Professional Income Account
Under this, the Income from professional activities such as Commission Income, Service Fees for Services provided, are recorded. This is also the Income from the main operations of the entity and is recorded under this head, therefore known as Operating Revenue Account.
Examples of Revenue Accounts
Amit owns a shop that deals in trading of goods. He also has income from Fixed Deposits made by him in the banks. He also provides service of repairing for a few of the goods he deals in. The income of Amit from various activities he is involved are Turnover from the trading activity of $ 450,000/-; Interest Income of $ 8,000/-; Service Receipts of $ 150,000/-.
Prepare Revenue Account for the above question and draft a Profit & Loss Account to show these entries.
Following are the Revenue Accounts of Amit:
XYZ Inc. is a US Company. It has earned Revenues in FY 2018-19 from various sources which are as follows:
- Income from Sale of Television Sets $ 490,000
- Income from Sale of Music Systems $ 384,000
- Income from Sale of Mobile Phones $ 1,598,000
- Income from Interest on Fixed Deposits $ 64,000
- Income from Service of Repairs $ 506,000
- Income from Income-Tax Refunds $ 45,550
- Income from Sale of Old Furniture $ 850
- Income from Sale of Capital Assets $ 757,000
- Income from Sale of Investments $ 315,650
- Income from Dividend $ 167,850
You are required to prepare Revenue Accounts for all of the above Incomes earned by XYZ Inc.
Following are the revenue accounts of XYZ Inc.:
There are various points which are to be kept in mind to pass entries in a Revenue Account. The main points are discussed below:-
- It is the income earned by a business from Operating & Non-Operating Activities.
- It is also termed as Sales, Turnover, and Receipts, etc.
- Revenue is the income received from a business in cash or cash equivalent.
- They are General Ledger accounts that are prepared periodically for any business.
- Revenue accounts names describe the type of revenue. There are many accounts out of which few important are explained above.
- Donations, Voluntary Contribution, is also part of these accounts, which mainly exists in Non-profit organizations.
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