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Activity-Based Costing (ABC) & Statement of Cost of Goods Manufactured

Both questions are correctly formatted in the two attachments. Thanks in advance for the guidance. __________________________________ 1. Kinney Industries has recently switched its method of applying manufacturing overhead from a single predetermined overhead rate based on direct labor hours to activity-based costing (ABC).

International Tax Planning

-How exactly does international tax planning assist a U.S. citizen avoid taxes? -For a U.S. multi-location manufacturer, how might they use transfer pricing to reduce their tax liability. Assume a firms steel mill, makes steel which goes to its machining operation, and the machining operation ships parts to an assembly plant. E

Nonprofit versus for-profit expenditures

1. Prepare, side by side, the correct journal entry for the identical transaction: a. once for a nonprofit entity b. once for a for-profit company 2. Include notes for each transaction Transaction 1: Assume a nonprofit has a restricted fund for capital asset purchases. Compare the journal entr

Tax Advantages and Disadvantages

The town of Seaside has decided to construct a new sea aquarium to attract tourist. The cost of the measure is to be paid by a special tax. Although most of the townspeople believe the sea aquarium is a good idea, there is disagreement about how the tax should be levied. Suggest three different methods of levying the tax and

Incremental Unlevered Net Income

1. Sheppard industries evaluating a proposal expand current distribution facilities. Management projected produce cash flows years (in millions) Year 1 2 Revenues 1200 1400 Operating expense 450

Medical Expense Deduction and State Income Tax Deduction

Question 1: Medical Expense Deduction and Reimbursement (LO. 2) Hunter and Cynthia are married and together have AGI of $100,000 in 2012. They have three dependents and file a joint return. They pay $3,000 for a high-deductible health insurance policy and contribute $2,400 to a qualified Health Savings Account. During the

Starling Coating and substitution

Starling Coating produces weatherproofing coatings that protect metal from oxidation. One of Starling's patented coatings, zurtan, is composed of two inputs, magna45 and zelon. While both inputs are required, they can be substituted for each other. The following table describes how many P gallons of magna45 and zelon are require

Preparing a statement of cashflows

1) Prepare an ending 1998 Income Statement and Balance Sheet from the following information: Sales $800,000; Cost of Goods Sold $300,000; Accounts Receivables $20,000; Bonds Outstanding $160,000; Accounts Payable $20,000; Advertising Expense $1,000; Administrative Expenses $35,000; Interest Expense $24,000; Depreciation Expense

Company Overview Milestone

Find two annual reports from competing publicly traded companies of your choice. Prepare an overview of the two companies including a brief synopsis of the industry the companies are in, the market share each company holds, and the length of time each company has been in business.

A Discussion On Taxation

In order to prepare the new staff for the upcoming tax season, you have decided to hold 1-week training. 1. What type of tax rate structure does the U.S. tax system apply? 2. What are the individual tax forms, and what factors are used to determine which one to use? 3. What is taxable income, and how is it determined?

Verticle Analysis

Use the following income statement from Prism orinting to perform a verticle analysis with sale as the base. Income Statement For the year ended September 30, 2011 Sales revenue

Performance Evaluation: Williamson Group

Williamson Group operates a chain of bookstores. A recent business expansion plan resulted in the opening of more than 25 new stores. The Upland store has one more feature that the Stowe store does not have-a small coffe shop. Early indications are that the coffee shop has driven up the location's revenues and profits. Operating

Constructing a Letter of Intent for Red Cross

Please help me research The American Red Cross Organization and determine a need based on an existing program or even develop a new program that would be beneficial to the organization and the community that it serves. Using the information collected from the research, please show me how I would go about writing a letter of inte

Plantwide versus Department Overhead Rates

Plantwide versus Departmental Overhead Rates: Underapplied or Overapplied Overhead. Don't tell me we've lost another bid!" exclaimed Sandy Kovallas, president of Lenko Product, Inc. "I'm afraid so," replied Doug martin the operations vice president. "One of our competitors underbid us by about $10,000 on the Hastings job." I

Accounting Calculations: Taxes and Revenue

Please help with the calculations. 1) On June 1, 20X4, a school district levies the property taxes for its fiscal year that will end on June 30, 20X5. The total amount of the levy is $1,000,000, and 1% is expected to be uncollectible. Of the levy, $250,000 is collected in June 20X4 and another $500,000 is collected in July an

The Milling Department: Overhead Variances

The Milling Department uses standard machine hours to allocate overhead to products. Budgeted volume for the year was 36,000 machine hours. A flexible budget is used to set the overhead rate. Fixed overhead is budgeted to be $720,000 and variable overhead is estimated to be $10 per machine hour. During the year, two products

Performance Evaluation Reports for Purchasing Departments

The purchasing department of Bradley Inc. is responsible for companywide purchasing. Its total costs are assigned to each division based on the number of purchase orders the purchasing department processes for each division. The purchasing department's fixed costs are $300,000 per year, and it expects to process15, 000 purchase

Analyze the tax implications

Analyze the tax implications of capital gains and/or losses based on the following case study. Apply the IRS codes to calculate adjusted gross income for individuals. Support your conclusions with reference to specific IRS codes and regulations. Rob and Mary purchased as investments three identical parcels of land over a seve

Investments in Internetworking Solutions

Cisco Systems, Inc., is the world's leading supplier of internetworking solutions targeted at corporate enterprise intranets and the internet. Using the instructions below, access Ciscos 2011 Annual Report. 1. Identify any amounts that Cisco reports as short-term investments, and as long-term investments. What changes have o

Active Versus Passive Investors

When calculating their AGI for taxing purposes, it is imperative that taxpayers differentiate between active (also called nonpassive) and passive activities. Generally, passive losses are not deductible as losses against active income items. Because a taxpayer can only deduct passive losses from passive activity income, any pass

Productivity Measurements from Economists and Managers

Economists and managers have long recognized the importance of productivity in determining an organization's success. Productivity is the relation between the firm's output of goods and services and the inputs necessary to produce that output. If the firm is able to produce more output with the same inputs, we say it has improve

"Wait, Is Savings Good or Bad? The paradox of Thrift"

Please write an article review on "Wait, Is Savings Good or Bad? The paradox of Thrift" which can be found at

Emerging Trends in Accounting

Gaines Company recently initiated a postaudit program. To motivate employees to take the program seriously, Gaines establised a bonus program. Managers receive a bonus equal to 10 percent of the amount by which actual net present value exceeds the projected net present value. Victor Holt, manager ofthe North Western Division, ha

Tax Treatment Legislation, Employee Disposable Income, and Employer Profits

Explain the impact of tax treatment legislation on employee disposable income and employer profits. Your response should be at least 300 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response.( MUST BE APA FORMATTED) APA rules for formatting, quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and li

Premium Rate Case Study

Complete Case 5: Blue Pointe Healthcare: Assist with writing a case review that addresses premium development. That include quantitative and qualitative factors, conclusions and recommendations. This case illustrates the development of a premium rate by a managed care plan for submission of a bid to furnish healthcare se

Taxation of Nonprofit Organizations

Your local government created an agency to serve the local community in providing low income housing. That housing agency, called the Local Housing Board, is a tax exempt agency of local government and was created to receive federal funds for housing and was intended to use those federal funds to provide housing for low income r

Estimating Production Costs

The Fancy Umbrella Company makes beach umbrellas. The production process requires 3 square meters of plastic sheeting and a metal pole. The plastic sheeting costs $0.50 per square meter and each metal pole costs $1.00. At the beginning of the month, the company has 5,000 square feet of plastic and 1,000 poles in raw materials i