Ch. 8 and Examine the CAFR

Complete the following questions in Ch. 8 in in 90 to 175 words each:

  • 8-1
  • 8-2
  • 8-3 on p. 339

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8-1. Explain the distinction(s) between agency funds and trust funds. What financial statements are prepared for each?
8-2. Identify the different types of trust funds and explain the purpose of each type.
8-3. Describe the basic activities conducted by a tax agency fund. What are some of the issues that make tax agency fund accounting complex?

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Complete the following in Exercise 4-15:

  • a. (1)
  • b. (1)
  • c. (1)

Download a copy of the most recent Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for a city of your choice.

Note: many cities with 25,000 or more population provide Internet access to their CAFRs to answer.

Be sure to note the url of the CAFR you use and tell me the name in your paper.

4-15 Examine the CAFR. Utilizing the comprehensive annual financial report obtained for Exercise 1-16, follow these instructions.

  1. Governmental Activities, Government-wide Level. Answer the following questions. (1) Are governmental activities reported in a separate column from business-type activities in the two government-wide financial statements? (2) Are assets and liabilities reported either in the relative order of their liquidity or on a classified basis on the statement of net position? (3) Is information on expenses for governmental activities presented at least at the functional level of detail? (4) Are program revenues segregated into (a) charges for services, (b) operating grants and contributions, and (c) capital grants and contributions on the statement of activities?
  2. General Fund. Answer the following questions. (1) What statements and schedules pertaining to the General Fund are presented? (2) What purpose is each statement and schedule intended to serve? (3) Are any noncurrent or nonliquid assets included in the General Fund balance sheet? If so, are they offset by equal amounts classified as “nonspendable” fund balances? (4) Are any noncurrent liabilities included in the General Fund balance sheet? If so, describe them. (5) Are revenue classifications sufficiently detailed to be meaningful? (6) Has the government refrained from reporting expenses rather than expenditures?
  3. Special Revenue Funds. Answer the following questions. (1) What statements and schedules pertaining to the special revenue funds are presented? (2) Are these only combining statements, or are there also statements for individual special revenue funds? (3) Are expenditures classified by character (i.e., current, intergovernmental, capital outlay, and debt service)? (4) Are current expenditures further categorized at least by function?

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