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Advanced Business Taxation

Please help answer the following questions. Provide at least 200 words in your explanation. What is meant by accounting period for tax purposes? What are the general rules regarding selection of an accounting period for tax purposes?

Valuation: Determining Expected EPS & Growth Forecast for Ticker

Please show me and explain briefly how to determine the estimated Growth Rate & EPS for "Whole Foods Markets" (Ticker Symbol: WFMI). [attached Excel file contains the 3 Financial Statements] I'd just like to see the procedure (or models) and the explanation/justification for the projected estimates you've derived.

Computing projected operation profit and break-even points

Can you help me get started with this project? JetSet Travel, Inc. expects to become very successful in the manufacture and sales of its new luggage line. This luggage will be sold at about $300 per set. JTI executive staff has asked you to provide them a slide presentation in the next staff meeting which gives calculati

Accounting for depreciation on vending machines

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 seve

Marking up Merchandise

Compare and contrast the three methods of marking up merchandise (based on cost, based on selling price, and marking up perishables).

Wilderness Guide Services, Inc. and SAL Inc

As the CFO of SAL Inc., you discover a misstatement that overstated net income in the prior year's financial statements. The misleading financial statements appear in the company's annual report that was issued to banks and other creditors less than a month ago. After much thought about the consequences of telling the president

Eliminating Entries with Negative Goodwill & Push-Down Accounting

E4-6 Eliminating Entries with Negative Goodwill Snow Corporation purchased all of Cogner Corporation's voting shares on January 1, 2002, for $365,000. At that time Cogner reported common stock outstanding of $80,000 and retained earnings of $130,000. The book value of Cogner's assets and liabilities approximated their fair

Costs of Capital

When would a firm use different costs of capital for different divisions with the firm? If the firm was to try to determine cost of capital for different divisions, what problems could occur? What techniques could you use to estimate each divisions cost of capital?

Don't let the tax tail wag the dog

The four "maxims" of tax planning are relatively straightforward, and don't need rehashing here. The text also mentions considering "nontax" factors, which is often times a very important and very overlooked aspect of the decision making process. There is a saying common among CPAs that goes "don't let the tax tail wag the

Healthcare economics and accounting

1. Trade credit terms quoted as "3/15, net 45" means the customer: A. Would receive a 3% discount if payment is made within 15 days. B. Would receive a 3/15 or one-fifth discount if payment is made immediately after receiving the shipment. C. Would receive a 3% discount if the net amount is paid

Cash Receipts and Payment of Personal Expenses

6.47 Employee Embezzlement via Cash Receipts and Payment of Personal Expenses. This case gives the problem, the method, the audit trail, and the amount. In this case, you can assume you have received the informant's message. Your task is to write the "audit approach" portion of the case, organized around these sections: Objec

Gap Analysis

What is a Gap Analysis ? How do you determine the gap between the current situation and the end state goals? What is an end state goal?? What are some tentative possibilities? Please give some examples and site any references if using any.

Assets, Depreciation and Cost of Land.

BE8-1. Included in the December 31 trial balance of Billie Joel Company are the following assets. Cash 190,000 Equipment (net) 1,100,000 Work in process 200,000 Receivable (net) 400,000 Prepaid insurance 41,000 Patents 110,000 Raw material 335,000 Finished Goods 150,000 Prepare the current assets section of the Decembe

Accounting - Taxation

Columbo Corporation, a calendar-year corporation, began business in 2003. With the initial capital contributions from its sole shareholder, it purchased a building on March 12 for $250,000. It also purchased the following items for use in the business. Item Purchase Date Acquisition Cost Office Furniture April 1

Cost Accounting

16. Mossfeet Shoe Company is a single product firm. Mossfeet is predicting that a price increase next year will not cause unit sales to decrease. What effect would this price increase have on the following items for next year? Contribution Break-Even Margin Ratio Point A) Increase Decrease B) Decrease Decrease

Cost Accounting

20. The following information pertains to Nova Company's Cost-Volume-Profit relationships: Breakeven Point in Units Sold 1,000 Variable Expenses per Unit $500 Total Fixed Costs $150,000 How much will be contributed to Net Operating Income by the 1,001st unit sold? A) $650. B) $500. C) $150. D) $ 0.

Evaluating Employees

Why would a CFO be interested in evaluating the employees and employee compensation plans during a due diligence process?"

Accounting for the decline in value

6. Club Co. appropriately uses the equity method to account for its investment in Chip Corp. As of the end of 2004, Chip's common stock had suffered a significant decline in market value, which is expected to be recovered over the next several months. How should Club account for the decline in value? A) Club should switch to

Cutting Costs for an Uptown Clinic

Dr. Stephanie White, the Chief Administrator of Uptown Clinic, a community mental health agency, is concerned about the dilemma of coping with reduced budgets next year and into the foreseeable future, but increasing demand for services. In order to plan for reduce budgets, she must first identify where costs can be cut or reduc

Liquidation - Tax Accounting

1. Complete liquidation - open transaction ABC,Inc. adopts a plan of complete liquidation on July 3, 10*1 and pursuant to the plan makes the following distributions to Anne Able, its sole shareholders, who has a basis of $26,000 for her stock: July 23,20*1 $9,000 Mar 11,20*2

Subsidiary Liquidation

1. Subsidiary liquidation ABC, Inc. owns 95% of the outstanding capital stock of XYZ, Inc. liquidates pursuant to IRC 332 and distributes property, as follows: To ABC, Inc. FMV $95,000, Basis $40,000 To 5% shareholders FMV $ 5,000, Basis $2,000 Will XYZ,

Expected Sales Level & Net Income

Proops Company has a weighted-average unit contribution margin of $30 for its two products, Drew and Carey. Expected sales for Proops are 40,000 Drews and60,000 Careys. Fixed expenses are $1,800,000. At the expected sales level, Proops' net income will be:

Journal Entries for Parallel Consulting Ltd

Parallel Consulting Ltd began 1 Jan 2006 with 200,000 shares of $1 par value common stock outstanding. The stockholders' equity is as follows: Stockholders' equity Capital stock: Ordinary share, $1 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, 200,000 shares issued and outstanding $200,000 Additional paid-in capital: Sh

Advanced Accounting - Cashen Co. and Janex Corp.

Cashen Co. paid $2,400,000 to purchase all of the common stock of Janex Corp. on January 1, 2001. Janex's reported earnings for 2003 totaled $432,000, and it paid $120,000 in dividends during the year. The amortization of allocations related to the investment was $24,000. Cashen's net income, not including the investment, was

Advanced Accounting - Cale Corp. and Kaltop Co

Use the following information to answer Questions 21 and 22. On January 1, 2002, Cale Corp. paid $1,020,000 to purchase Kaltop Co. Kaltop maintained separate incorporation. Cale used the equity method to account for the investment. The following information is available for Kaltop's assets, liabilities, and stockholders' e

Estimating A Cost Function Using The High-Low Method

Reisen Travel offers helicopter service from suburban towns to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. Each of its 10 helicopters makes between 1,000 and 2,000 round-trips per year. The records indicate that a helicopter that has made 1,000 round-trips in the year incurs an average operating cost of $300 per roun

Questions on: variable costing, absorption costing

Provide appropriate supporting analysis for your answer choice. Abbey Company, which has only one product, has provided the following data concerning its most recent month of operations: Selling price $129 Units in beginning inventory 0 Units produced 6,300 Units sold 6,100 Units in ending inventory 200