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Accounting Problems - variable costs, journal entries and break even points

Du Page Company manufactures a nutrient, Everlife, through two manufacturing processes: Blending and Packaging. All materials are entered at the beginning of each process. On August 1, 2005, inventories consisted of Raw Materials $5,000, Work in Process?Blending $0, Work in Process?Packaging $3,945, and Finished Goods $7,500. Th

Tax Issues for Incorporation to provide some ownership to daughter Margaret.

Nancy and her daughter, Margaret, have been working together in a business called The Floral Shop. Nancy formed the business in 1990 as a sole proprietorship. Because Nancy was well known and liked in the community before starting the business, the business has been very successful. It currently has assets with a fair market va

Tax issues for bonuses in a seasonal business

In January, Don and Steve each invested $ 100,000 of cash to form a corporation to conduct business as a retail golf equipment store. On January 5, they paid Bill, an attorney, to draft the corporate charter, file the necessary forms with the state, and write the bylaws. They leased a building and began to acquire inventory,

Tax Effect of Capital Loss Claim

5. Kathy owns all the stock in Eagle Corporation. Eagle Corporation reports on a calendar year basis. During the 2006, Kathy incurs a $ 25,000 long term capital loss, and Eagle Corporation incurs a $ 25,000 long term capital loss. Compare the treatment of these transactions on the tax returns of Kathy and Eagle.

Individual Income for S Corporation

3. Harry is the sole shareholder of Purple Corporation, which is an S Corporation. Purple earned net operating income of $ 60,000 during the year and had a net capital loss of $ 8,000. Harry withdrew $ 30,000 of the profit from the corporation. How much income must Harry report on his individual income tax return for the year?

Individual Income from a C Corporation

1. George owns a sole proprietorship and Mike is the sole shareholder of a C Corporation. During 2006 both businesses make a profit of $ 75,000 and neither owner withdraws any funds from his business during 2006. How much income must George and Mike report on their individual income tax returns for year 2006?

Expenditures and Encumbrances

What is the difference between expenditures and encumbrances? What are the differences between reserve for encumbrances and encumbrances?

Business problem :Activity based costing

Chapter 22: (Exercises 22-2, and 22-3) Allocating Unit-Level, Batch-Level, and Product Line Manufacturing, Overhead Costs, Solar Salt Company has two divisions. Gross margin computations for these two divisions for 2006 are given below. Agricultural Products

Cost accounting

1. Consider the cost function: C = 60 + 20Q + 30Q^2 with MC = 20 +60Q (here Q denotes output) Part A) Write down the expression for the average cost. Part B) What is the output elasticity of the total cost at output level of Q = 1 ? Part C) At an output of 1, does the cost function exhibit economies of scale, diseconomies o

Accounting Questions

See attached file for full problem description. ____ 4. Shaulter Corporation uses a process cost accounting system. Given the following data, compute the number of units transferred out during the current period. Beginning Work in Process 12,000 units (1/2 complete) Ending Work in Process 15,000 units (1/3 complete)

Accounting Questions

See attached file for full problem description. Question 2 Jay Manufacturing's sales slumped badly in 2006 due to so many people purchasing gifts online. The company's income statement showed the following results from selling 500,000 units of product: Net sales, $2,000,000; total costs and expenses, $2,500,000; and net lo

Accounting Problem

Prepare a complete statement of cash flows; report its operating activities using the direct method. Forten Company, a merchandiser, recently completed its calendar-year 2008 operations. For the year, (1) all sales are credit sales, (2) all credits to Accounts Receivable reflect cash receipts from customers, (3) all purchase

Managerial Accounting

1. Zeta Company sells men's sports coat. The average sales price is $475 the average cost per code is $225. Fixed costs are $4,220,000. If Zeta sells 25,000 coats, the contribution margin will be: a. $7,655,000 b. $5,625,000 c. $2,030,000 d. $6,250,000 5. The following information was drawn from th

Accounting

A. STONES Company accumulates the following data concerning a mixed cost, using miles as the activity level. Miles Driven Total Cost Miles Driven Total Cost January 8,000 $ 15,850 March 8,500 $ 16,800 February 7,500 14,900 April 8,200

Unit Costs; Profit Maximizing output

The controller for Canandaigua Vineyards, Inc. has predicted the following costs at various levels of wine output. (See attached) The company's marketing manager has predicted the following prices for the firm's fine wines at various levels of sales. (See attached) 1. Calculate the unit costs of wine production and s

Accounting Multiple Choice

1.) Which of the following costs typically include both fixed and variable components? (a) Direct materials (b) Direct labor (c) Factory overhead (d) None of the above 2.) Mitchell Company has total current assets of $45,000 including inventory of $10,000, and current liabilities of $21,000. The company's working capita

Change of additional investment in account receivable

The current credit terms : net 1/30 net 50. Half of our current customers take the cash discount and pay on the 30th day, whereas the other half pass the discount and pay on the 50th day. The tax rate and pre-tax required rate of return of our company are 30% and 12%, respectively. Now my proposed new credit policy : To t

Accounting

For each of the following unrelated transactions, list the accounts that will be debited and credited. (a) Borrowed cash from the bank. (b) Provided services on account. (c) Paid cash for office supplies. (d) Collected cash due on accounts receivable. (e) Paid cash dividends to stockholders.

Accounting for Costs

King Company has two departments, assembly and finishing. Consider the following data for the Assembly Department: Units Percent Direct Direct Complete Material Labor Overhead Total Beginn

Budgeted Costs

JPB Group is a consulting firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions. In addition to the three partners, the firm employs nine consultants who work directly with clients. The average budgeted compensation for the twelve professionals is $130,000. Each consultant is budgeted at 1,600 billable hours per year. All professional l

Depreciation: Calculations Under the Straight Line Method

Please help answer the following problems. Provide detailed solutions. On Jan 1 2005, J Company purchased equipment for 95,000. J co. paid 2,000 to have the machine installed. The equipment is expected to have a 5 year useful life and a salvage of 7,000. A.) Compute the depreciation expense for 2005 and 2006 using straigh

Accounting

1.) Poxahatche Products provided the following selected information about its consumer products devision for 2007: Desired ROI=10% Net Income=$150,000 Residual Income=$50,000 Based on this information, the division's investment amount was: A.) $700,000 B.) $1,000,000 C.) $4,000,000 D.) $20,000,000 2.) Picard Com

Return on Assets

I am having difficulty with this problem. You have the following data: return on equity = 15% earnings before taxes = $30,000 total asset turnover = .80 profit margin = 4.5% tax rate = 35% What is the return on assets?

Adelphia Communications

Can you talk about or discuss factors that may have motivated defendants to commit fraud within Adelphia Communcations?

Calculate the break-even for a Widget company

Calculate the break-even for a Widget company given the following information: Sales Price Variable Cost per unit Fixed Costs Widgets $800 $550 $77,000 Problem 2 Based upon the information needed in problem 1, how many widgets must be produced to earn a profit of $50,000?

Fixed/Variable/Avoidable Costs

Elegance Company makes fine jewelry that it sells to department stores throughout the United States. Elegance is trying to decide which of two bracelets to manufacture. Elegance has a labor contract that prohibits the company from laying off workers freely. Cost data pertaining to the two choices follow.

Variable and Absorption Costing of Goods

A manufacturer makes a single product. When comparing this year's income statement with last year's, why is net income different for the same level of sales: Cost have not changed at all, but income has. What was done right this year? The statements, both prepared using absorption costing, look like this:

How an FASB position/position would help an industry

I need to identify at least on recent FASB position/proposal/pronouncement which would be of particular interest to the Cola industry, specifically Pepsi or Coca-Cola. I don't need a great deal of information, only to get me started so I may further research. Thank you.