Types of Accounts

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An Account is basic building block of accounting. There are six types of account or accounting pillars used in recording economic activity in a systematic way.

>> See Contra account


types of accounts

>> See Golden Rules of Accounting.


Example 1:  

For each of the following, write Types of Account and Normal Balance?

SNAccountsType of AccountNormal Balance
2Accounts PayableLiabilityCR
3Income TaxExpenseDR
5Transportation costExpenseDR
6Prepaid RentAssetDR
8Note PayableLiabilityCR
9Bill ReceivablesAssetDR
10Salary OutstandingLiabilityCR
11Rent and TaxesExpenseDR
12Common StockOwner's EquityCR
13Sundry DebtorsAssetDR
14Commission (CR)RevenueCR
15Leasehold LandAssetDR
16Utility BillsExpenseDR
17Other IncomeRevenueCR
18Land and BuildingAssetDR
19Insurance PremiumExpenseDR
20Payable and OutstandingLiabilityCR
21Owner InvestedOwner's EquityCR
23Bank ChargesExpenseDR
24Salaries receivedRevenueCR
25Fuel ExpenseExpenseDR
26Loan to EmployeesAssetDR
27Bank AccountAssetDR
28Wages earnedRevenueCR
29Marketable SecuritiesAssetDR
30Unearned RevenueLiabilityCR

>> Practice Types of Accounts Quiz 1 and Quiz 2.

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Shukla, M. C., Grewal, T. S., & Gupta, S. C. (2008). Advanced Accountancy (Vol. I & II). New Delhi: S Chand & Co.

Shukla, M. C., Grewal, T. S., & Gupta, S. C. (2008). Corporate Accounting. New Delhi: S. Chand and Co.

Weygandt, J. J., Kimmel, P. D., & Kieso, D. E. (2012). Accounting Principles (10th ed.). Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Williams, M., & Bettner, H. (1999). Accounting (The basic for business decisions). (11th, Ed.) USA: Irwin McGraw- Hill.



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