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    Sep 16, 2008, 10:08 AM
    Declaring Dividends
    How do you delcare a dividend?
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    Sep 16, 2008, 12:21 PM
    You make a formal annoucement to shareholders typically.

    To account for declared cash dividends, you book the following entry:

    Dr Cash Div Declared
    Cr Dividends Payable

    On payments date, you would reduce your cash balance and offset it against your payable.

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