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# Accounting

### A sample of twenty automobiles was taken, and the miles per gallon (MPG), horsepower and total weight were recorded. Develop a linear regression model to predict MPG using horsepower as the only independent variable. Develop another model with weight as the independent variable. Which of these two models is better? Explain.

A sample of twenty automobiles was taken, and the miles per gallon (MPG), horsepower and total weight were recorded. Develop a linear regression model to predict MPG using horsepower as the only independent variable. Develop another model with weight as the independent variable. Which of these two models is better? Explain.

### Quantitative Analysis 4-16

Thirteen students entered the undergraduate business program at Rollins College two years ago. The following table indicates what their grade-point averages (GPAs) were after being in the program for two years and what each student scored on one part of the SAI exam when he or she was in high school. Is there a meaningful relati

### Microeconomic perspective

Need help with completing a competitive analysis of General Motors (GM) position from a microeconomic perspective based on the pricing of the organization's primary product or service line, an assessment of its cost structure, and an assessment of the market in which the organization competes.

### Minimum transfer price and internal transfer

Allcell Manufacturing is a division of Birch Communications, Inc. All cell produces cell phones and sells these phones to other communication companies, as well as to Birch. Recently, the vice president of marketing for Birch approached Allcell with a request to make 20,000 units of a special cell phone that could be used anywhe

### System of accounting for Pappadeaux Restaurants

Pappadeaux Restaurants The Pappadeaux chain of restaurants is a well-known and popular series of various restaurants located primarily in the Southwest (http://www.pappadeaux.com/). Case Assignment Task: Now assume the following hypothetical facts. Last year Pappadeaux opened a new seafood restaurant in San Diego to test th

### Accounting Restructuring Charges

Hi can someone take a look at the below explanation for the reason why our restructuring charges decrease from Q1 vs. Q2? Does the explanation make sense? Does the wording sound good? The \$8M (1768%) decrease in Restructuring Expenses is driven by cost savings initiatives that were put in place throughout Q1'09 that have slow

### Solving a Financial Accounting Problem

Please help with the following financial accounting problem. Provide at least 100 words in the solution. Include a reference. What type of information does financial accounting provide?

### Tax: home office deduction; difference in avoidance and evasion

11. Are you qualified to claim a home office deduction if you have another full-time office? Explain. 12. What is the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion?

### Refund of overpaid Social Security taxes; Bad Debt write off; forgiveness of debt

8 When could overpayment of Social Security taxes occur? How does one go about getting a refund of excess Social Security payments? 9 How is the write-off of a bad debt handled on the tax return? How does the debtor have to handle the forgiveness of the debt? Why?

### Tax Question..Underpayment penalty

7. A taxpayer receives a \$40,000 capital gains distribution in December from a mutual fund. Assuming no estimated tax payments were made during the year and his only withholdings were from his W-2, what can the taxpayer do to avoid an underpayment penalty? How can this taxpayer avoid this situation in future years?

### Tax Questions

4. What types of income disqualify taxpayers from claiming the EIC? 5. What is the definition of being self-employed? What distinguishes a self-employed individual from an employee? Why is this distinction important? Explain.

### Alternative Minimum Tax & Property Transactions

Question 1 All of a corporation's AMT is available for carryover as a minimum tax credit regardless of whether the adjustments and preferences originate from timing differences or AMT exclusions. True False Question 2 In calculating the adjusted basis of property, the basis is reduced by the lesser of the cost

### Accounting

During 2006, ABC Co purchased a building site for its proposed research and development laboratory at a cost of \$60,000. Construction of the building was started in 2005. The building was completed on December 31, 2006, at a cost of \$280,000 and was placed in service January 2, 2007. The estimated useful life of the building for

### Accounting Reporting Criteria Paper (Shell Oil)

Prepare a 400 word paper in which you compare and contrast the accounting reporting criteria- regulatory environment of a U.S. company with a foreign company. We will be using Shell Oil and Valero Oil. Properly cite your references. If you used an electronic source, include the URL. If you used a printed source please attach

### Tax Consequences of Incorporation

T was one of several individuals who transferred property to a new corporation in a section 351 exchange. T transferred the following property: Basis/FMV Accounts receivable 0/20,000 Machinery (D/recap = \$10,000) 20,000/50,000 Capital Asset (LT H/

### Tax consequences of incorporation

1. Pete pays \$10,000 for 100 shares of stock in Fast Eddies, Inc. Briefly discuss the tax consequences of this transaction for Pete and Fast Eddies, Inc. 2. Pete bought land ten years ago for \$2,000. Today the land has a value of \$10,000 and Pete transfers it to Fast Eddies, Inc. for 100 shares in Fast Eddies, Inc. Brief

### Absorption versus Variable Costing-Effects on Income

Rachel Yablonka assumed the responsibilities as executive manager of the Chair Division, Office Furniture and Fixtures, Inc. (OFF), on January 1, 2005, taking the place of her recently promoted predecessor. Rachel's own performance evaluation is directly tied to the division's annual net operating profit determined under absorpt

### Cost of good sold and gross profit

At the end of Gordman Department store's fiscal year on December 31, 2008, these accounts appeared in its adjusted trial balance... Freight -in \$5,600 Merchandise Inventory 40,500 Purchases 447,000 Purchase Discounts 12,000 Purchase returns and allowances 6,400 Sales 718,000 Sales Return and allowance 8

### Return on investment, residual income, economic value

While many people recognize Sonora, Mexico as a beautiful vacation spot, it is also a large furniture manufacturing location in North America. Guillermo Navallez has made furniture for years near his Sonoran home. The area had a good supply of timber for the variety of tables and chairs produced by his company. Labor was also re

### Phantasy, Inc. Account Receipt

Phantasy, Inc. is a research and development company that primarily develops and patents products. Phantasy, Inc. then licenses other companies to produce and sell the products. In return, Phantasy, Inc. receives royalties from these companies. In 2009, Phantasy, Inc. developed and patented a product and then licensed Thurbe

### Don't Understand Business Corporate Tax Rate Schedule

Joe's Fly-By-Night Oil Company earned \$200,000 last year before-taxes. a. Calculate how much Joe's owes in income taxes for the year (use the table on page 27 in your textbook). b. What was Joe's average tax rate? c. What was Joe's marginal tax rate?

### Timber's Lodge Shop Cash Receipts Forecast

Prepare a schedule of cash receipts for my business covering the fourth quarter (October through December). Timber's Lodge shop has forecast credit sales for the 4th quarter: September (actual sales)---- \$50,000 Fourth quarter October \$40,000 November \$35,000 December \$60,000 Experience has shown that 25

### ABC system

This question should be answered in at least 200 words. Give four examples of activities and related cost-allocation bases that can be used in an ABC system to allocate costs to products, services, or customers.

### Quantitative Analysis on Bass Drum Demand

4-10 The operations manager of a musical instrument distributor feels that demand for bass drums may be related to the number of television appearances b y the popular rock group Green Shades during the preceding month. The manager has collected the data shown in the following table: (a) Graph these data to see whether a li

### Music Makers process costing: prepare a production report, compute unit cost

Assume Music Makers has begun to produce blank CDs for its use and for sale to outside customers, because the CDs are produced in a continuous process and are identical, management at Music Makers uses process costing. The unit of measure for Mucic Makers is a box of CDs. Management has gathered the following information from t

### Aladdin Company manufactures a product that passes through two processes. The following information was available for the first department for January:

1. Beginning WIP (work in progress) consisted of 6,000 units 2.Ending WIP consisted of 4,400 units, 100% complete with respect to material cost and 25% complete with respect to conversion costs. 3. 10,000 units started into production in January. a. Prepare a physical flow schedule for the department. b. Calculate equivale

### Multiple-Choice Questions on Recording Business Combinations

5. On June 30, 20X2, Pane Corporation exchanged 150,000 shares of its \$20 par value common stock for all of Sky Corporation's common stock. At that date, the fair value of Pane's common stock issued was equal to the book value of Sky's net assets. Both corporations continued to operate as separate businesses, maintaining acco

### Explain how behavioral phenomena may help effectiveness

You have been hired as a consultant to present a one-hour seminar before a group of investment and corporate professionals. The main part of your job is to explain how behavioral phenomena may help the attendees to become more effective decision makers. Furthermore, your presentation is even more focused; as your talk will b

### Tax planning: what is the purpose and how is it done?

What is the purpose of tax planning? How do we conduct tax planning? How could tax planning lead to unethical behavior?

### Tax research

What is tax research? What is the purpose of conducting tax research? Are results of tax research conclusive? Why or why not?