Debits and Credits The new bookkeeper for Darby Corporation is getting ready to mail the daily…

 
   

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Debits and Credits

The new bookkeeper for Darby Corporation is getting ready to mail the daily cash receipts to the

bank for deposit. Because his previous job was at a bank, he is aware that the bank “credits” an

account for all deposits and “debits” an account for all checks written. Therefore, he makes the

following entry before sending the daily receipts to the bank:

Required

Explain why that entry is wrong and prepare the correct journal entry. Why does the bank refer

to cash received from a customer as a credit to that customer’s account?