accounts payable are listed as $120,000.
Suzie: That s right. Approximately $100,000 of that represents amounts due our suppliers, and the remainder is miscellaneous payables to creditors for utilities, office equipment, supplies, etc.
Sergio: That s what I thought. But as you know, we normally receive a 2% discount from our suppliers for earlier payment, and we always try to take the discount.
Suzie: That s right. I can t remember the last time we missed a discount.
Sergio: Well, in that case, it seems to me the accounts payable should be listed minus the 2% discount. Let s list the accounts payable due suppliers as $98,000, rather than $100,000. Every little bit helps. You never know. It might make the difference between getting the loan and not.