Accounting for Research & Development Costs

1. Accounting for R & D Costs

Martinez Company incurred the following costs during 2010 in connection with its research and development activities.

Cost of equipment acquired that will have alternative uses in future R & D
projects over the next 5 years (uses straight-line depreciation). $330,000
Materials consumed in R & D projects 59,000
Consulting fees paid to outsiders for R & D projects 100,000
Personnel costs of persons involved in R & D projects 128,000
Indirect costs reasonable allocable to R & D projects 50,000
Materials purchased for future R & D projects 34,000

Compute the amount to be reported as research and development expense by Martinez on its income statement for 2010. Assume equipment is purchased at beginning of year.

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Solution Summary

This solution illustrates how to account for various expenses related to research and development.