Explore BrainMass

Gage Co: amount of lessee's liability to lessor

Gage Co. purchases land and constructs a service station and car wash for a total of $360,000. At January 2, 2010, when construction is completed, the facility and land on which it was constructed are sold to a major oil company for $400,000 and immediately leased from the oil company by Gage. Fair value of the land at time of the sale was $40,000. The lease is a 10-year, noncancelable lease. Gage uses straight-line depreciation for its other various business holdings. The economic life of the facility is 15 years with zero salvage value. Title to the facility and land will pass to Gage at termination of the lease. A partial amortization schedule for this lease is as follows:

Payments Interest Amortization Balance
Jan. 2, 2010 $400,000.00
Dec. 31, 2010 $65,098.13 $40,000.00 $25,098.13 374,901.87
Dec. 31, 2011 65,098.13 37,490.19 27,607.94 347,293.93
Dec. 31, 2012 65,098.13 34,729.39 30,368.74 316,925.19

What is the amount of the lessee's liability to the lessor after the December 31, 2012 payment? (Rounded to the nearest dollar.)

Solution Preview

The questions gives lots of data but then asks for a simple answer.

The sale-leaseback is really a form a financing and there should not be any "gain" recorded on the transaction. In other words, the $360,000 original ...

Solution Summary

The questions gives lots of data but then asks for a simple answer. This is explained to you.