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    On July 1, 2007, Grape Crushers Company purchased for cash 40% of the outstanding capital stock of Fuzzy Flask Corporation. Both Grape Crushers and Fuzzy Flask have a December 31 year-end. Fuzzy Flask Corporation, whose common stock is actively traded on the American Stock Exchange, paid a cash dividend on November 15, 2007, to Grape Crushers Company and its other stockholders. It also reported its total net income for the year of $920,000 to Grape Crushers Company.

    Prepare a one-page email of instructions on how Grape Crushers Company should report the above facts in its December 31, 2007, balance sheet and its 2003 income statement. In your e-mail, identify and describe the method of valuation you recommend. Provide rationale where you can. Address your e-mail to the chief accountant at Grape Crushers Company.

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    Dear Student,

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    Below are my answers.

    Sincerely,
    Anna Liza Gaspar

    ANSWERS

    Date : May 26, 2009
    To : Name
    Chief Accountant
    Grape Crushers Company
    From : Name

    First, allow me to congratulate you on your company's successful purchase of 40 per cent of the ...

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