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# Accounting for depreciation on vending machines

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On March 15, year 1, James Smith formed a business to rent and service vending machines.

In April of year 1, James bought 20 venting machines for \$60,000; in April of year 2, he bought 20 more machines for \$65,000; in June of the current year, he purchased 10 more vending machines for \$35,000. All vending machines have a seven-year life and are depreciated under MACRS, compute depreciation for current

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There are two issues with this problem:

1. Whether to use a five year life or a seven for depreciation. Vending machines don't have a specified class life unless ...

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The solution discusses the MACRS life of vending machines and calculates the amount of depreciation for Year 1, 2, and 3.

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