Explore BrainMass


Write Down of Impaired Assets & IAS 36

For several years, a number of Food Lions,Inc.,grocery stores were unprofitable. The company closed, and continues to close some of these locations. It is apparent that the company will not be able to recover the cost of the assets associated with the closed stores. Thus, the current value of these impaired assets must be writ

Jones Company's accounts rec. show the balances by age:

Jones Company's accounts rec. show the balances by age: Age of rec. Balance 0-30 days $600,000 31-60 days $175,000 61-120 days $70,000 more than 120days $10,000 The credit bal. in the allowance for uncollectible accts. is $2,500 and the bad debt exp. is $18,000 prior to any adj. journal entries.

Amanda Company's Income Tax and Deferred Tax

Amanda Company began manufacturing operations on January 2, Year 4. In Year 4, Amanda earned a pretax book income of $300,000 and had taxable income of $400,000. The difference related to accrued product warranty costs which are expected to be paid out as follows: Year 5: $60,000; Year 6: $30,000; and Year 7: $10,000. The en

Income Tax Reporting

William Company reported $550,000 in financial (book) income before taxes for Year 3. Tax depreciation for the year exceeded book depreciation by $50,000. The tax rate for Year 3 was 30%, and Congress enacted a tax rate of 40% for years after year 3. 1. What is the deferred tax reported on William's December 31, Year 3 bal

Income Tax Reporting

Matthew Company reported $350,000 in income before income tax for financial reporting (book) purposes in Year 3, its first year of operation. The tax depreciation exceeded its book depreciation by $30,000. The tax rate for Year 3 and all future years is 40%. 1. What amount of deferred income tax should Matthew report in i

ABC joint venture with XYZ: Which state has jurisdiction for a civil lawsuit?

ABC is a multinational enterprise (MNE) incorporated in State X. ABC entered into a joint venture agreement with XYZ, an MNE incorporated in State Y, to jointly produce a new line of hydraulic equipment in ABC's new factory in State Z, a developing nation. ABC & XYZ have mutually agreed to have the law of State Y govern any disp

Management Accounting: job-costing system, process costing, job-order system

1. One of your co-workers says, "I don't know why we spent so much money on this new job-costing system. I can do everything we need on an Excel spreadsheet. If the CFO had listened to me, we could have saved a ton of money." Is your co-worker right? Can a simple spreadsheet take the place of a job-costing system? Explain. 2

The order of liquidity

1) What is the order of liquidity? 2) How does the order of liquidity apply to the balance sheet?

High-low method of cost estimation

1. The three most common cost behavior classifications are _________. variable costs, product costs, and sunk costs fixed costs, variable costs, and mixed costs variable costs, period costs, and differential costs variable costs, sunk costs, and opportunity costs 2. Most operating de

Accrued expenses

What are accrued expenses? How are accrued expenses accounted for on a company's financial statements? If accrued expenses are not properly accounted for, what is the effect on the financial statements?

Relation Between Income Tax Expense & Effective Tax Rate

See attached Excel file. In the attached problem, the Income tax expense went down significantly when comparing 12/31/07 to 12/31/08, but the effective tax rate went up. What are some basic areas I can look at to understand the reasoning of this change.

Significant Accounting Estimate

What is an example of a significant accounting estimate? What is the importance of these estimates? How do ethics play into the decision making process? Which financial statements include significant accounting estimates? Why?

Tax Memo: Can Barney take a bad debt deduction for uncollected wages?

Write a memo to file and a client letter explaining the results of your search. Problem: Last year your client, Barney Bumluck, worked part-time for Timely Tax Return Preparation Service. Barney was promised an hourly wage plus a commission. He worked under this arrangement from early February until April 15. His accrued p

Capital projects and report for CAFR for North Carolina

Http:// using this website site I need to know in 300 words which capital projects are long lived assets and also from the same web site and about 300 words the reconciliation of government wide and fund financial statements.

Monthly income and expense plan: Donna & Sherman Terrel

Can you help me with this assignment? Deliverable Length: 2-3 pages Donna and Sherman Terrel are preparing a budget for 2003. Donna is a systems analyst with an airplane manufacturer, and Sherman is working on a master's degree in educational psychology. The Terrels do not have any children or other dependents. Donna esti

Report for new stockbrokers about how the AMEX and NASDAQ operate

You have been asked to write a report for a group of new stock brokers about the American Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ. Visit both the American Stock Exchange (AMEX):, and the NASDAQ: , and write a paper on how the two exchanges operate. Make sure to address the following three

Return on Investment and Residual Income: Park Theater and Burgman's performance

See the attached file. Portia Carter is the president of a company that owns six multiplex movie theaters. Carter has delegated decision-making authority to the theater managers for all decisions except those relating to capital expenditures and film selection. The theater managers' compensation depends on the profitability

Clasify Costs in the Production and Sale of Boats

Classify each cost: The following is a list of costs that were incurred in the production and sale of boats: c. Memberships for key executives in the Bass World Association. g. Cost of paving the employee parking lot. i. Annual fee for Jim Bo Wilks, a famous fisherman, to promote

Taxation: Income, Liability, Marginal, Average and Effective

1) Faith, a single taxpayer, had the following income and deductions for the tax year 2006: INCOME: Salary $70,000 Business income 30,000 Qualifying dividends 10,000 Tax-exempt income 20,000 TOTAL INCOME $130,000 DEDUCTIONS: Business expenses $20,000

You do volunteer work for a local hospital auxiliary. The hospital supplies the stock to be sold at its gift shop. Even though the hospital is a not for profit organization, the goal of the gift shop is to break even or even earn a profit.

You do volunteer work for a local hospital auxiliary. The hospital supplies the stock to be sold at its gift shop. Even though the hospital is a not for profit organization, the goal of the gift shop is to break even or even earn a profit. Unfortunately, the gift shop has been losing money for the hospital for quite some time.

Marcom Company: Procedures to Guard Against Fraud

Many manufacturing costs involve a transaction between a business and another entity, such as a vendor or supplier. But even though these transactions may appear to be arm's-length, the business should be aware of the potential for fraud. Please respond to this discussion question using the information from this lesson. T

When does Disney recognize its film and television costs on its income statement?

Go to the website of Walt Disney Studios at Click on Investor Relations and then Financial Information and Filings. Open the most recent Annual Report. Find the Consolidated Balance Sheets and examine the line item, "Film and television costs." Also, find the supplemental section on Accounting Pol

Sultan Company

3-7 Refer to the data in exercise 3-6 (above) for Sultan Company. Activities during the year were distributed across the company's four products as follows: Actule activities Activity cost pool Product A Product B Product C Product D Labor related( DHL's) 6,000 10,000 4,000 5,000 P

Wings Corp: Post Entries Into T accounts

Post entries into T accounts. 1) February 1: The firm pays the 2 year insurance premium of $2,400 for fire and liability coverage beginning February 1. 2) February 5: Acquires merchandise costing $1,050,000. Of this amount, $1,455.00 is from suppliers to whom Wings returned defective merchandise during January but for whic

Matching Accounting Organizations to their Activities

Several private and public sector organizations are associated with the accounting profession. Listed below are activities pertaining to these organizations: 1. License individuals to practice as CPAs. 2. Promulgate GAAP. 3. Issue Statements on Auditing Standards. 4. Regulate the distribution and trading of securities off

Bond pricing, record issuance & calculating interest

On January 1, 2008, Whitefeather Industries issued 300, $1,000 face value bond. The bonds have a five-year life and pay interest at the rate of 10%. Interest is paid semiannually on July 1 and January 1. The market rate on January 1 was 10%. Required: 1. Calculate the issue price of the bonds and record the issuance of the