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    CFO memo: predetermined overhead rates, applied overhead

    Data for month ending 1/31/200X Direct labor expended on jobs completed in month 1 $100,000 Direct material used up $500,000 Budgeted manufacturing overhead $2,000,000 Budgeted production volume 4,000 units Actual production volume 4,500 units Supplies, indirect labor, maintenance repair costs totaled $2,200,000 Beginning

    Percentage of sales vs. Percentage of Receivables

    What is the difference between using the percentage of sales and percentage of receivables method for calculating doubtful accounts? Is it appropriate to use a hybrid of the percentage of sales and the percentage of receivables methods of calculating? Do generally accepted accounting principles allow for using both methods at th

    The CAPM

    Olter, Inc. is starting its risk management program for the company and has asked for your help in determining critical risk measurements for the firm. The company has identified several factors in the market that they believe are critical for your tasks: •The risk-free rate is 6% •The required return on the average stoc

    The Best-Case Scenario

    Olin Transmissions, Inc., has the following estimates for its new gear assembly project: price = $3,000 per unit; variable costs = $600 per unit; fixed costs = $1.8 million; quantity = 90,000 units. Suppose the company believes all of its estimates are accurate only to within ±20 percent. What values should the company use for

    Corporate Annual Report NIKON

    Using the 2012 annual report for NIKON: 1. Analyse the major areas of the report. 2. Discuss the key factors that determined the company's financial performance during the year. 3. Discuss what the primary assets held by the company are. 4. Demonstrate how management portrays the internal control environment of NIKON.

    Noncontrolling interest in net income: Lance Co 2011

    C3. On January 1, 2010, Mace Co. acquired 75% of Lance Co.'s outstanding common stock. On the same date, Lance acquired an 80% interest in Curle Co. Both of these investments were acquired when book value was equal to fair value of identifiable net assets acquired. Both of these investments were accounted using the initial value

    Governmental accounting: internal service fund depreciation required?

    Depreciation of general capital assets is not recorded in the accounts of any of the governmental funds. If a building is transferred from the General Fund to an internal service fund because the character of its use changes, should the internal service fund record building depreciation expense each year after the transfer? Expl

    Flexible Budgets and Cost Variances

    See the attached file. Objectives To be able to compute the revenue and cost variances and interpret whether the variances signal favourable or unfavourable performance. Mr Doctor is the brand name of a therapeutic pillow produced by the Streussles Company. For 2013, the operating budget is based on an estimated sale

    Categorizing product versus period costs and fixed versus variable costs

    At a dinner party you hosted, a friend of yours who is a college accounting professor—upon hearing you had started your own business—told you to make sure to properly categorize product versus period costs and fixed versus variable costs. The friend did not have time to explain the difference or the importance of proper cate

    Consolidating worksheet adjusting entry

    Sapling, Inc. is a 95%-owned subsidiary of Fir Enterprises. Fir Enterprises sells Sapling an industrial wood chipper for $10,000 on January 1, 20x8. Fir Enterprises paid $17,000 for the wood chipper and the asset currently has a book value of $8,000. The asset has a remaining useful life of 4 years, with no salvage value.

    Rehabilitation Tax credit

    A rehabilitation tax credit amounts to: a. 20% of the qualified rehabilitation costs b. 10% of the qualified rehabilitation costs c. either 10% or 20% of the certified rehabilitation costs d. either 10% or 20% of the total project costs

    Tax Treatment of Costs of Improvement to Land

    Can you please assist me with this question. Question: Costs of improvements to land: a. must be added to the basis in the land and recovered through depreciation b. are deductible immediately c. must be added to the basis in the land and recovered through amortization d. must be added to the basis in the land and recove

    Permanent and Temporary Accounts

    Discuss the differences between temporary and permanent accounts. What will happen if the temporary accounts like revenue, expense and dividend accounts are not closed in the ledger? Should the permanent accounts like all asset, Stockholders' equity and liability accounts be closed as well?

    Calculate: Tax Reduction Amount for a Donation

    Allison is the sole shareholder of Destiny Corporation, which operates a travel agency for business travelers. Allison would like the corporation to donate some used computers to a local private school dedicated to the education of young ladies. The private school is a tax-exempt organization that qualifies donors for the charit

    Depositing to a Saving Account

    You want to have $25,000 saved 6 years from now to buy a house. How much less do you have to deposit today to reach this goal if you can earn 5.5 percent rather than 5 percent on your savings? Today's deposit is the only deposit you will make to this savings account.

    MACRS Deprication, MACRS Computation, Income Tax Returns

    Dorothy purchased a car in the current year to be used three-fourths of the time in her business and one-fourth of the time for personal purposes. The car cost $8,000 and is 5-year recovery property. No Sec. 179 expense deduction is taken. The car's basis for MACRS depreciation is A. $1,600 B. $2,000 C. $6,000 D. $8,000

    Calculate the coupon rate in the given case.

    Page Enterprises has bonds on the market making annual payments, with eight years to maturity, and selling for $988. At this price, the bonds yield 7.90 percent. What must the coupon rate be on the bonds? (Round your answer to 2 decimal places. (e.g., 32.16))

    Moving expenses, tax deductions, adjusted gross income

    Marc Clay was unemployed for all of year 1. In January of year 2, Clay obtained full-time employment 60 miles away from the city where he had resided during the 10 years preceding year 2. Clay kept his new job for all of year 2. In January of year 2, Clay paid directly moving expenses of $3,000 in relocating to his new city of r

    IRA contributions, early withdrawal penalty

    Mr. Knox wants to make contributions to an IRA (spousal IRA) for his wife. For Mr. Knox to be eligible to make such contributions, which of the following requirements must be met? I. They must file a joint return for the tax year. II. He must have compensation that must be included in his income for the tax year. III. Sh

    Taxation Questions: Capatilization

    Which of the following expenditures incurred in the operation of a business is not required to be capitalized? I. Cost of replacing an old shingle roof with a new tile roof II. Cost of changing from one heating system to another III. Cost of replacing small tools A. I only B. II only C. III only D. I and II only

    Gross Income, Benefits, Insurance Policy Payments

    Mr. T has been a night watchman at Y Company for 10 years. During the current year, he received the following payments from Y Company: Salary: $15,000 Hospitalization insurance premiums: $3,600 Required lodging on Y's premises for Y's convenience as a condition to T's employment: $2,400 Reward for preventing a break-in

    Bond Investments for Gary and Gladys

    Gary and Gladys invest in bonds. In the current year, they received the following interest: California general revenue bonds: $800 New York City sanitation fund bonds: $1,000 Seattle School District bonds: $400 AT&T 20-year bonds: $600 The state and local bonds are neither private activity bonds nor arbitrage bonds

    Gross income, constructive receipt of income, claimed income

    1. Which of the following does not have to be included in gross income? I. Lottery winnings II. Damages from personal injury suit involving back injuries III. Prize from church raffle A. I only B. II only C. III only D. I and II only E. I, II, and III 2. Which of the following is not considered actual receipt or "

    Corporate Financial Scandal

    Research a company that has been involved in a corporate financial scandal 1. Identify the company and the ethical dilemma. 2. Analyze the key elements in the situation: a. Who benefited or was harmed? How did they benefit? How were they harmed? b. What rights or claims were violated? c. What specific in

    Business Structure Formation and Status

    1. Review the IRS website (www.irs.gov), and then provide a link to some information related to partnership formation or termination. Provide a brief summary of the link's contents? 2. Describe the requirements and process to elect S corporation status?

    Consolidations: Sale of depreciable assets to parent by sub

    How do you record depreciable assets sold to a parent by a subsidiary? How does the interest in the consolidated income statement reflect this sale? Is it more, less or the same proportional shares of the reported net income of the subsidiary?