zWhen the assets, property or name of someone is used by another person to earn revenue, this is called Royalty. The person whose asset or property is used is called Licensor while the party using the royalty right to generate revenue is called Licensee.
Dead Rent – In royalty accounting, by dead rent we mean the minimum amount which the licensee has to pay to the Licensor regardless whether the Licensee generates the profit or not. It is also called minimum rent.
Short Working – When the amount earned by the licensee is less than the dead rent, the difference is called Short working.
Recoupment of short working – In future periods, licensee has the right to adjust the short working payment amount as a result of good sales. This adjustment of short working in future periods is called recoupment of short working.
Alpha is a well known accounting book writer. Recently, it has entered into a royalty agreement with a publisher to publish and market his newly written book on Derivative Instrument. The conditions of the agreement are as follows:
1. The agreement is for 06 years,
2. The publisher will pay $ 5 for each book sold to the owner of the book,
3. In order to protect the efforts and hard work of the writer, publisher will pay at least $ 50,000 to the Licensor/ owner of the book,
The sales from year 1 to year 5 are 5,000, 15,000, 16,000, 10,000 and 20,000 books respectively. Prepare the necessary table showing the short working and recoupment. Also pass journal entries to record the transactions.
We will prepare the table to better understand the question and find out the required information as follows:
|Years||Sold||Actual Royalty||Dead Rent||Royalty payable||Short working||Recoupment||Royalty Paid|
Royalty Accounting Journal Entries