If a company's Cash account has $394,000 of debit amounts and $392,000 of credit amounts, the Cash account will have a debit balance of $2,000. Most asset accounts and expense accounts will have debit balances.
If the Cash account had $394,000 of debit amounts and $395,000 of credit amounts, the Cash account will have a credit balance of $1,000. This indicates that it has a negative amount of cash—that the amount of checks written is greater than the money it has received. If a bank deposit is not made prior to its checks clearing the bank, the company's bank account will overdraw.
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