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Moss Interiors: Accounting for Goodwill

Fred Moss, owner of Moss Interiors, is negotiating for the purchase of Zweifel Gallaries. The balance sheet of Zweifel is given in an abbreviated form below.

Zweifel Galleries
Balance Sheet
As of Dec. 31, 2008

ASSETS:
Cash - $100,000
Land - 70,000
Building (net) - 200,000
Equipment (net) - 175,000
Copyright (net) - 30,000
Total assets - $575,000

LIABILITIES:
Accounts Payabe - $50,000
Long-term notes payable - 300,000
total liabilities - 350,000
Common stock - $200,000
Retained Earnings - 25,000 - 225,000
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity - $575,000

Moss and Zweifel agree that:
1. Land is undervalued by $30,000
2. Equipment is overvalued by $5,000

Zweifel agrees to sell the gallery to Moss for $350,000.

Insructions
Prepare the entry to record the purchase of Zweifel Galleries on Moss's books. Thank you

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This solution is provided in a separate excel file attached. It covers the ...

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This solution is provided in a separate excel file attached. It covers the calculation of Goodwill and the journal entries for elimination of investment and share capital. Alternatively, I have also provided journal entries for purchase of Zweifel Gallary by Fred Mos company.

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