Contra Account: Definition & Examples


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What is the purpose of a contra account?

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1. This journal entry records the cash sale of five pounds of apples at the market. The apples were all bad and the customer returned them for a full refund. Select the answer below that correctly states how you would record the refund.

2. What accounts listed below are contra accounts?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assess what you know about contra accounts. Topics you will need to know include the purpose of a contra account and recording refunds.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these study tools to:

  • Identify contra accounts
  • Understand the necessary conditions for estimating an uncollectable percentage of credit sales
  • Determine the debit and credit from a type of credit sale

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will help you to assess the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related business lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the purpose of a contra account and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding debit and credit

Additional Learning

Want more info about contra accounts? Then utilize the lesson named Contra Account: Definition & Examples, which will cover the following objectives:

  • Understand how and why a contra account is used
  • Define general ledger parent account
  • Analyze examples of contra accounts