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Taxable Income Rules

1. In 2012, Warren sold his personal use automobile for a loss of $9,000. He also sold a personal coin collection for a gain of $10,000. As result of these sales, $1,000 is subject to income tax. 2. The realization requirement give to own assets that have increased in value and to sell assets whose value has decreased 3. T

Estimate Net Operating Income for Investment Real Estate

Based on the following data, estimate net operating income. Show your work in good form. Two-bedroom units rent for $600 per month (total of 40 units) One-bedroom units rent for $450 per month (total of 20 units) Vacancy and uncollectible rent losses typically amount to six percent of potential gross rent. Operating expenses

Federal Tax and ALF Partnership

(Question 1) During the current year, ALF Partnership reported the following items of receipts and expenditures: $200,000 sales, $10,000 utilities, $12,000 rent, $50,000 salaries to employees, $30,000 guaranteed payment to partner Lloyd, investment interest income of $3,000, a charitable contribution of $5,000, and a distributi

Borrowing Supplies from Your Office

1. If you need a rubber band or paperclip and do not have time to pick-up a pack on your way home from work, would it be acceptable to "borrow" it (expecting never to return it)? Too often, companies don't want to consider the thought of someone on their team stealing from the company. They believe that by creating a ultra-t

Accounting Roles and Business Organization

Accounting does not exist in isolation and changes in counting roles and enforcement impact business organization on a global basis Please assist in answering these questions and provide factual opinions with references. 1. How widespread are IFRS? What will happen to U.S. GAAP? 2. How has SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley) affec

Corgan Inc: Overhead cost analysis

Corgan, Inc., manufactures two types of beds, Standard and Luxury. The Standard range is a mass market range sold through large furniture retailers, whereas the Luxury range is higher quality, sold through small furniture shops. The company currently applies overhead on the basis of machine hours worked. It is considering movi

Justification of Discretionary Spending Accounts

I would appreciate assistance with the following questions. The highest discretionary spending accounts are from the state of VA ( 1. Assume that your state is expecting a 25 percent rate increase of its 2011 population based on your previous analyses and forecast. Give t

Accounting Problem for Agee Corporation

Agee Corporation acquired a 25% interest in Trent Co. on January 1, 2010, for $500,000. At that time, Trent had 1,000,000 shares of its $1 par common stock issued and outstanding. During 2010, Trent paid cash dividends of $160,000, and thereafter declared and issued a 5% common stock dividend when the market value was $2 per sha

Accounting Problem for Yates Corporation

Yates Corporation began operations on January 2, 2010. It employs 15 people who work 8-hour days. Each employee earns 10 paid vacation days annually. Vacation days may be taken after January 10 of the year, following the year in which they are earned. The average hourly wage rate was $24.00 in 2010, and $25.50 in 2011. The avera

Trend Analysis and Budgeted Amounts

Hello, I would appreciate any assistance with these discussion questions. Please provide other references used if any. Thank you! 1. Compare and contrast the budgeted amounts of the four (4) highest discretionary spending accounts for the state of VA and two (2) neighboring states. This response requires researchi

Tax Memo to the IRS: Jammer Entertainment, Inc. Case

DJ Jammer, a rapper/musician, travels around the country performing concerts on college campuses. He has two employees who make up his road crew. The crew sets up his equipment and sells DJ Jammer memorabilia (CDs, T-shirts, posters, etc.) during intermissions and after the concerts. For the last several years, Jammer has operat

Operating Margins and Health Maintenance Organization Funds

1) Operating margins in your hospital have been consistently below national norms for the past 3 years. Discuss the factors that might have created this situation and the ways in which you might determine specific causes. Additionally, describe several items that are treated as expenses in the income statement but do not require

Allocating Corporate Overhead and Net Income

Text: Accounting for Decision Making and Control Edition: 7e Author: Jerold Zimmerman Problem #: 7-5 Avid Pharmaceuticals Avid, a small, privately held biotech pharmaceutical manufacturing firm; specializes in developing and producing a set of drugs for rare classes of cancers. Avid has two divisions that share the same man

Gross Earnings and Tax Returns

Both Mr. Jones and Mrs. Green earned $50,000 gross in 2009. Yet, Mr. Jones owed IRS $600 on his tax return while the IRS owed Mrs. Green $600 on her tax return. What do you think were the possible reasons for the difference in the results? Explain.

Percentage of Overtime Hours

1) I have 11 drivers who get 40 hours of work per week for a total of 440 hours. All the drivers work overtime. If on 1 week I have a total of 86 hours of overtime, what is the % of the overtime compared to the hours worked? 2) If one driver has 40 hours 1 week and 8 hours of overtime, what is his % of overtime compared to th

Operating Income Changes: Belltown Athletic Supply

See the attached file. Belltown Athletic Supply (BAS) makes game jerseys for athletic teams. The F.C. Kitsap soccer club has offered to buy 100 jerseys for the teams in its league for $15 per jersey. The team price for such jerseys normally is $18, an 80% markup over BAS?s purchase price of $10 per jersey. BAS adds a name and

Should Dana buy or make the parts?

Given the following data, please answer the following: Total Cost for 50,000 Units Cost per Unit Direct materials $ 400,000 $ 8 Direct labor 250,000 5 Variable factory ove

How Nixon should report its investment in P?

1) Nixon owns 45% of P. Only 70% of the outstanding shares are voted at the annual meetings of P. Because of this, Nixon casts a majority of the votes on every ballot when it votes the shares it holds. 2) Nixon holds convertible bonds issued by P. If Nixon converts them, it would result in the ownership of 51% of the outstand

Pacific Manufacturing Company, Job-Order Costing System, Applies Overhead Cost.

The Pacific Manufacturing Company operates a job-order costing system and to jobs on the basis of direct labor cost. Its predetermined overhead rate was based on a cost formula that estimated $139,500 of manufacturing overhead for an estimated allocation base of $93,000 direct labor dollars. The company has provided the followi

Deskins Manufacturing Company: Drop a Segment Division.

Deskins Manufacturing Company has four operating divisions. During the first quarter of 2010 the company reported total income from operations of $61,000 and the following results for the divisions. Analysis reveals the following percentages of variable costs in each division. Division: Denver Miami San Diego Tacoma Sal

Purchase Using Cash and Using Stock

Balance sheets for Prego Company and Sprague Company as of December 31, 2010, follow: Prego Company Sprague Company Cash $ 700,000 $111,000 Accounts receivab

Professionalism in Accounting Questions

a. State how the concept of "professionalism" in the public accounting industry shifted or evolved between Federal Trade Commission's "restraint of trade" decision in the early 1970s and today, several years following passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and b. State seven factors responsible for such changes

What is a significant accounting estimate?

1. 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? 2. What are internal controls? Why do companies need them? What are some examples of internal con

Corporate Reorganizations

Identify the following transactions: a. C Inc. distributes all stock in its wholly-owned subsidiary, B Inc. to its shareholders. b. C Inc. distributes all stock in its wholly-owned subsidiary, B Inc., to a 30 percent shareholder in exchange for the c. shareholder's stock. d. C Inc. liquidates B Inc. and distributes the procee

Fraudulent Activity

1) Companies depend on banks to help oversee their accounts and in some cases a breakdown in controls happens at the bank. With internet and remote capture banking becoming more popular, what controls should banks have in place to insure proper controls over remote deposits? 2) What procedures, if any, can we use during the

Accounting Periods

Wilson Corporation currently uses the calendar year as its financial and tax annual accounting period. Management wishes to changes this to a fiscal year beginning October 1st and going through September 30th. Look at the tax law criteria that would be required to make this change and summarize them in a few paragraphs. Based on