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Multiple Choice in Passive Activity Losses

Ray owns a business with two separate departments. Department A produces $100,000 of income and Department B incurs a $60,000 loss. Ray participates for 550 hours in Department A and 100 hours in Department B. He has full-time employees in both departments. Which of the following statements is correct? a. If Ray elects to trea

Absorption Income versus Contribution Margin Income

Given the computations for both gross profit on sales and contribution margin, what benefits come from gross profit on sales instead of contribution margin? Is net income always the same no matter what the accounting approach is? Let me give you a simple example. Look at the income statements below before you answer the ques

Unitized costs approach to decision whether to outsource or make a component

1. Unitized Costs Suppose you are a manager in a manufacturing company. Your accountant has just presented you with a very detailed cost analysis for a decision whether to outsource or make a component of a product. You have to use this analysis in a meeting with other managers. Since the analysis is shown in totals and your

BMW engine component: make or buy

Please see the attached file. 1. Make or Buy Suppose a BMW executive in Germany is trying to decide whether the company should continue to manufacture an engine component or purchase it from Frankfurt Corporation for 50 euros each. Demand for the coming year is expected to be the same as for the current year, 200,000 units.

The International Company: compute budgeted selling and administrative expenses

See the attached file The International Company makes and sells only one product, Product SW. The company is in the process of preparing its Selling and Administrative Expense Budget for the last half of the year. If the company has budgeted to sell 24,000 units of Product SW in September, then the total budgeted fixed se

Carver Lumber: cash balance at the end of December would be?

Carver Lumber sells lumber and general building supplies to building contractors in a medium-sized town in Montana. Data regarding the store's operations follow: - Sales are budgeted at $450,000 for November, $380,000 for December, and $280,000 for January. - Collections are expected to be 87% in the month of sale, 8% in the

Total number of units should be produced

Question 10: Harden, Inc., has budgeted sales in units for the next five months as follows: June 7,000 units July 5,200 units August 6,300 units September 6,700 units October 4,700 units Past experience has shown that the ending inventory for each month should be equal to 14% of the next mont

Intermediate Accounting - calculating the ending Accounts Receivable balance

Hello, I am completely lost on this problem; I am having trouble wrapping my head around it. Thank you. As the manager of the accounts receivable department for Vicki Maher Leather Goods, Ltd., you recently noticed that Percy Shelley, your accounts receivable clerk who is paid $1,200 per month, has been wearing unusually tast

System development life cycle

What are the steps in the systems development life cycle? Which step is most important? Why? What are the ramifications of skipping one of the steps?

Multiple Choice Questions on Tax and Passive Activity Losses

I need help grasping these topics. Can you assist? In Lawrence County, the real property tax year is the calendar year. The real property tax becomes a personal liability of the owner of real property on January 1 in the current real property tax year, 2007 (which is not a leap year). The tax is payable on June 1, 2007. On Ma

Journalizing the Transactions for June

Scenario: Redmon Company uses a sales journal, a purchases journal, a cash receipts journal, a cash disbursements journal, and a general journal. The following transactions occur in the month of June. June 1: Purchased $8,100 of merchandise on credit from Vick, Inc., terms n/30. 8: Sold merchandise costing $900 on credi

Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for Nell

A.) Nell, single and age 38, had the following income and expense items in 2008: Nonbusiness bad debt $6,000 Business bad debt $2,000 Nonbusiness long-term capital gain $4,000 Nonbusiness short-term capital loss $3,000 Salary $40,

Roloflex Company: determine net income in 3 different cases

Articulation: Relationships between a Balance Sheet and an Income Statement The total assets and liabilities of Roloflex Company at January 1 and December 31, 2006, are presented below. January 1 December 31 Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $76,000 $112,000 Liabiliti

Manufacturing Costs

The accounting records of the Microfine Company revealed the following costs: Factory utilities $42,000. Wages of assembly-line workers 194,000. Customer entertainment 52,000.


I need the solutions for these 2 problems to help in my examination preparation. thanks Sample problem 4. Lennox Industries manufactures two products: A and B. A review of the company's accounting records revealed the following per-unit costs and production volumes: A B Production volume (units) 2,500 5,000 Direc


I need help with these 2 problems. Thanks. Moore Company needs to determine the variable utilities rate per direct machine hour in order to estimate cost for August. Relevant information is as follows. Month Machine Hours Worked Utilities Cost April 4,800 $4,144 May 5,200 4,300 June 5,600 4,482 July 6,000 4,

20 questions: Variable Costing methods and calculations

20 questions Tables for questions 5 - 11 - 12 - 15 - 19 in attachment Question 1 Absorption costing is useful because it reflects the full costs that sales must exceed for the company to be profitable. Question 1 answers True False Question 2 When evaluating a special order, management should

Changing Fixed Costs to Variable Costs at Blockbuster Video

1. Changing Fixed Costs to Variable Costs at Blockbuster Video According to an article in Business Week, when John F. Antioco took charge of Blockbuster Video, he changed the company's strategy. Traditionally, Blockbuster had bought videotapes from the move studios for an average cost of about $65 each, planning to rent them ou

Break-even point

1. Cost-Volume-Profits and Vending Machines Riccardo Food Services Company operates and services soft drink vending machines located in restaurants, gas stations, and factories in four southeastern states. The machines are rented from the manufacture. In addition, Riccardo must rent the space occupied by its machines. The follo

Davidson Enterprises: Remedies for Tight Cash Positions

Dinesh Patel is the sales manager of Davidson Enterprises, a very profitable distributor of office furniture to local businesses. A recent economic downturn has created an extremely tight cash position, and the company has been hurt by the bankruptcy of two key customers. In late October, anticipating an economic recovery,

Optimum Order Quantity - EOQ Analysis

Tiger Corp purchases 1,200,000 units per year of one component. The fixed cost per order is $25. The annual carrying cost of the item is 27% of its $2 cost. a) Determine the EOQ under each of the following conditions: (1) no changes, (2) order cost of zero, and (3) carrying cost of zero. b) What do your answers illustrate

Choice of Products

The Skill Craft Appliance Company has two products: a plain mixer and a fancy mixer. The plain mixer sells for 464 and has a variable cost of $48. The fancy mixer sells for $100 and has a variable cost of $70. 1. compute contribution margins and contribution-margin ratios for plain and fancy mixers. 2. The demand is for more

Monroe Company: Compute scheduled production and purchases

The Monroe Company has budgeted sales for the year as follows: Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4 sales in unit 10,000 12,000 14,000 16,000 The ending inventory of finished goods for each quarter should equal 25% of the next quarter's budgeted sales in un

Taxation: Medical Expenses (Multiple Choice Questions)

Phillip developed hip problems and was unable to climb the stairs to reach his second-floor bedroom. His physician advised him to add a first-floor bedroom to his home. The cost of constructing the room was $32,000. The increase in the value of the residence as a result of the room addition was determined to be $17,000. In addi

Tax: Employee business expenses deductions, and allowable medical expenses

During the year, Kirk travels from Trenton to Oslo (Norway) on business. His time was spent as follows: 2 days travel (one day each way), 2 days business, and 2 days personal. His expenses for the trip were as follows (meals and lodging reflect only the business portion): Air fare $3,300 Lodging 900 Meals and entertainment

E12-16 Leontyne Price Company: Accounting for R&D Costs

E12-16 (Accounting for R&D Costs) Leontyne Price Company from time to time embarks on a research program when a special project seems to offer possibilities. In 2006 the company expends $325,000 on a research project, but by the end of 2006 it is impossible to determine whether any benefit will be derived from it. Instructions

Jupiter Corp Special Order from Venus: should order be accepted? Jupiter Corporation manufactures skateboards. Several weeks ago, the firm received a special-order inquiry from Venus, Inc. Venus desires to market a skateboard similar to one of Jupiter's and has offered to purchase 11,000 units if the order can be completed in three months. The cost data for Jupiter's model no. 43 skateboard follow. Additional data: ? The normal selling price of model no. 43 is $26.50; however, Venus has offered Jupiter only $15.75 because of the large quantity it is willing to purchase. ? Venus requires a modification of the design that will allow a $2.10 reduction in direct-material cost. ? Jupiter's production supervisor notes that the company will incur $3,700 in additional setup costs and will have to purchase a $2,400 special device to manufacture these units. The device will be discarded once the special order is completed. ? Total manufacturing overhead costs are applied to production at the rate of $20 per machine hour. This figure is based, in part, on budgeted yearly fixed overhead of $750,000 and planned production activity of 60,000 machine hours (5,000 per month). ? Jupiter will allocate $1,800 of existing fixed administrative costs to the order as "...part of the cost of doing business."

Jupiter Corporation manufactures skateboards. Several weeks ago, the firm received a special-order inquiry from Venus, Inc. Venus desires to market a skateboard similar to one of Jupiter's and has offered to purchase 11,000 units if the order can be completed in three months. The cost data for Jupiter's model no. 43 skateboard f