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Accounting for Liabilities

Warranty Liability Problem

Indicate the liability amount, if any, that is reported on the balance sheet at December 31, 2007. During November and December 2007, Company X sold products to a customer and provided a warranty against product failure for 90 days. Estimated costs of honoring this 90-day warranty during 2007 are $2,200.

Product Liability

Explain why product liability is not an issue in some countries. Provide at least one example in your explanation.

Unredeemed liability for Coyote Corp

1. In packages of its products, Coyote Corp. includes coupons that may be presented at retail stores to obtain discounts on other Coyote products. Retailers are reimbursed for the face amount of coupons redeemed plus 10% of that amount for handling costs. Coyote honors requests for coupon redemption by retailers up to 3 months a

Current liability vs. Long-term liability

Pascal Corporation is preparing its December 31, 2010, balance sheet. The following items may be reported as either a current or long-term liability. 1. On December 15, 2010, Pascal declared a cash dividend of $2.00 per share to stockholders of record on December 31. The dividend is payable on January 15, 2011. Pascal has is

Accounting problems

1. The best definition of assets is the a. cash owned by the company. b. collections of resources belonging to the company and the claims on these resources. c. Owners' investment in the business. d. resources belonging to a company have future benefit to the company. 2.Liabilities a.are future economic benefits. b.are

Apple Inc. executive summary: current and total liabilities

See attached file. Prepare an executive summary discussing the liabilities of Apple, Inc. 1) The total current liabilities for 2009 is $19,282 millions & for 2008 is $ 14,092 millions. 2) The two largest current liabilities for 2009 are Deferred revenue $10,305 million & Accounts Payable of $5,601 million The two

Apple, Inc: Analyze current liabilities in most recent annual report

Can you please help with the following questions: What were the company's total current liabilities at the end of its 2 most recent annual reporting periods? What were the company's two largest current liabilities at the end of 2 its most recent annual reporting periods? What were the company's total liabilities at the end

Market Value and liabilities

Assume that interest rates have increased substantially. Would this tend to increase or decrease the market value of a firm's liabilities (relative to the book value of liabilities)?

Accounting equation; calculate total assets, liabilities and equity

Swish Watch Corporation manufactures, sells, and services expensive, ugly watches. The company has been in business for three years. At the end of the most recent year, 2006, the accounting records reported total assets of $2,255,000 and total liabilities of $1,780, 000. During the current year, 2007, the following summarized ev

Rules and Regulations Controlling Accountants

Explain the types of rules and regulations controlling accountants including at least one specific regulation. Describe the types of professional liability an accountant may be exposed to.

Liabilities, Debt and Equity Financing and Stock vs. Cash Dividends

Chapter 10: Questions 1, 7, 8, and 19 1. 1. Georgia Lazenby believes a current liability is a debt that can be expected to be paid in one year. Is Georgia correct? Explain. 2. 7. (a) What are long-term liabilities? Give two examples. (b) What is a bond? 3. 8. Contrast these types of bonds: (a) Secured and

Current and NonCurrent Liabilities for D'Annunzio Corporation

D'Annunzio Corporation (Rodriguez Corporation) includes the following items in its liabilities at December 31, 2007. 1. Notes payable $25,000,000, due June 30, 2008. 2. Deposits from customers on equipment ordered by them from Annunzio, $6,250,000. 3. Salaries payable $3,750,000, due January 14, 2008. Instructions:

Basis of Contributed Property Subject To A Mortgage

In 2007 Sally Smith contributed property to a new partnership in return for a 50% interest in capital and profits. The property had a fair market value of $10,000, an adjusted basis of $6,000, and was subject to a $9,000 mortgage which was assumed by the partnership. What was Smith's basis in the partnership as a result of this

Current liabilities

13. (1) B Corp. has an employee benefit plan for compensated absences that gives employees 10 paid vacation days and 10 paid sick days. Both vacation and sick days can be carried over indefinitely. Employees can elect to receive payment in lieu of vacation days; however, no payment is given for sick days not taken. At December 3

Graduate Manufacturing Company - Long-Term Liabilities

Your accounting firm has been hired to consult with the Graduate Manufacturing Company (GMC). GMC is preparing its annual financial statements as of December 31, 2009. GMC has requested guidance concerning 7 specific reporting issues. You have been assigned to prepare a written report to be presented to GMC's senior managem

Liabilities for Outdoor Adventure Camps

In order to fund the outdoor adventure camps, Sam and George have determined they need $1,000,000. They have found a bank willing to loan them the $1,000,000 at an interest rate of 10% for 20 years. The business would be required to make monthly payments on this loan. Another option for the company is to incorporate the business

Deferred Tax Liabilities and Assets

The amount of income taxes due to the government for a period of time is rarely the amount reported on the income statement for that period as income tax expense. a. Explain the objectives of accounting for income taxes in general purpose financial statements. b. Explain the basic principles that are applied in accounting


1. Assume a company under analysis has few current liabilities but substantial long-term liabilities. Notes to the financial statements report the company has a "revolving loan agreement" with a bank. Is this disclosure relevant to your analysis? 2. Choose a certain industry subject to peculiar financing and operating condi

Recording Liability for Outstanding Premiums

Milner Frosted Flakes Company offers its customers a pottery cereal bowl if they send in 3 boxtops from Milner Frosted Flakes boxes and $1.00. The company estimates that 60% of the boxtops will be redeemed. In 2007, the company sold 675,000 boxes of Frosted Flakes and customers redeemed 330,000 boxtops receiving 110,000 bowls. I

Liability and Equity Transactions

For each of the following scenarios, provide the general journal entries to record the necessary information. Use the following account titles for the transactions: Retained earnings, Dividends payable, Cash, Bonds payable, Interest expense, Interest payable, Paid-in capital, Common Stock, and Preferred Stock. Scenario 1: On

Principal's Liability for Agent's Torts

Please help with the following problem found in the textbook: Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment 13th edition written by Jane Mallor, A. James Barnes, Thomas Bowers, and Arlen W. Langvardt (2007). Please answer questions in detail.

Interpreting K-1 filings for ratios and disclosure

Please examine the current and contingent liabilities of GM and answer the below questions: General Motors (sort filings by "annual filings" and select the Feb. 28, 2008 10-K). What is the company's current ratio and acid-test ratio? What does this mean? Discus