Explain the following statements with respect to a specific concept or convention along with its reasoning:
a. Near the end of the current year, a company required a customer to pay Rs.200,000 as a deposit for work that is to begin in the following year. At the end of the current year the company reported the Rs.200,000 as a liability on its balance sheet. Which accounting principle/guideline prevented the company from reporting the Rs.200,000 on its income statement for the current year?
As per the concept of Revenue and Capital expenditure / receipt classification, An amount received from customer as a Deposit ( which means it would be repaid in future years ), would be classified as a Capital receipt instead of a revenue receipt. and would be shown as a Liability in the balance sheet instaead of income in Profit and Loss statement.
As per "Revenue Recognition" It would be reported as a liability in Balance seet and would be recognized as revenue in the future years when related expenditure would have been incurred.
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