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Gift Tax, Estate Tax and the Unified Crefitw

Completely answer the following questions Identify the features common to the gift tax formula and the estate tax formula. Explain why Congress felt it necessary to enact a gift tax to complement the estate tax. Describe the unified credit and the purpose it serves in the gift and estate tax.

Income Statements for a Corporation

Complete in Excel (LO3) Jack and Jill are owners of UpAHill, an S corporation. They own 25 and 75 percent, respectively. What amount of ordinary income and separately stated items are allocated to them for years 1 and 2 based on the information above? Complete UpAHill's Form 1120S, Schedule K, for year 1. Complete Jill's

Joe's Fly-by-Night Oil: Financial analysis

See the attached file for data and answer the following questions: 12. What was Joe's NOPAT in 2013? 13. What was Joe's Free Cash Flow (FCF) in 2013? (Note: For this question, assume Joe obtained no new plant and equipment or additional net working capital in 2013. Thus his Net Investment in Operating Capital (NIOC) for

Management Accounting in Business

1. What industries do you think will have higher financial slack? Why? 2. There are some companies out there that feel like the end is near so pay out a bunch of returns to investors in panic which is essence is financial slack. Do you think that the SEC can force them to pay that back? 3. If a company is well matured and in

Partnership Accounting Period and Method

Please help with the following problem: What options are available to an S Corporation for accounting period choices and accounting methods? Why would you select one versus other alternatives?

Sensitivity & Scenario Analysis

Waldo County, the well-known real estate developer, worked long hours, and he expected his staff to do the same. So George Chavez was not surprised to receive a call from the boss just as George was about to leave for a long summer's weekend. Mr. County's success had been built on a remarkable instinct for a good site. He wou

EVA, Computation of Income tax, ROI

1. The Modern Language Corporation earned $1.6 million on net assets of $20 million. The cost of capital is 11.5%. Calculate the net ROI and EVA. (Negative amounts should be indicated by a minus sign. Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter "EVA" answer in millions rounded to 1 decimal place.) ROI % EVA $ million

Profitability with Older Airplanes

New-model commercial airplanes are much more fuel-efficient than older models. How is it possible for airlines flying older models to make money when its competitors are flying newer planes? Explain briefly. I believe because the price of the older planes drop drastically when they are purchased in the second-hand market all

Threw Major Costs for Airlines; Older vs Newer Planes

New-model commercial airplanes are much more fuel-efficient than older models. How is it possible for airlines flying older models to make money when its competitors are flying newer planes. This could be explained by depreciation. Airlines flying older models are likely paying fewer taxes on depreciation. It's possible the old

Relative Sales Value Method - Joint Costs

Radhika, Please help me with this problem as I am totally lost. Product M and S are joint products. The joint production cost of the products is $1500. That is, there are costs up to a certain point and we cannot divide the products before that point. M has a market value of $2000 at the split-off point. If M is furthe

Interest and Dividends

Between interest income and dividend income, which is best to receive from a tax perspective? Explain in detail your answer and your interpretation of the question.

Discussing Adjusted Gross Income

As it relates to Adjusted Gross Income and "Above the Line" or "Below the Line" when changes were made to the tax laws that created the phase out of certain itemized deductions, could there have been another way to create the same tax impact without the confusion that normally is created in the mind of taxpayers?

Capital budgeting: sunk costs, disposal of assets, impact on cash flows

Incremental cash flows when deciding whether to invest in a new manufacturing plant 1.Statement - Money already spent on engineering design of the new plant. Question - Past expenses are considered sunk cost and should not be a consideration for incremental cash flow, but what if we had to alter the design, would you count tha

taxpayer compliance

50 words min What are the various expectations of taxpayer compliance and how are they important?

Discussion of tax rate structures

150 word min Describe the various tax rate structures; how are they different and which do you propose for the various types of taxes?

FLSA exempt vs non-exempt

•Locate a 1-2 page job description from your current company, former company or on-line. •Read the job description and analyze it based on the Fair Labor Standards Act. •Determine if the job is exempt or non-exempt and if exempt, indicate which exemption qualifies. •Post the job description and write a 250-300 word po

Real Vs. Financial Assets

1. Which of the following are real assets, and which are financial? Assets a. A share of stock. b. A personal IOU. c. A trademark. d. A factory. e. Undeveloped land. f. The balance in the firm's checking account. g. An experienced and hardworking sales force. h. A corporate bond. 2. At an interest rate of 12

Bond Yield and Duration

Assume coupons are paid annually. Here are the prices of three bonds with 10-year maturities: Bond Coupon (%) Price (%) 2 81.62 4 98.39 8 133.42 ________________________________________ a. What is the yield to maturity fo

Interest, Coupons & Bond Rates

Construct some simple examples to illustrate your answers to the following: a. If interest rates rise, bond prices rise or fall? b. If the bond yield is greater than the coupon, is the price of the bond greater or less than 100? c. If the price of a bond exceeds 100, is the yield greater or less than the coupon? d. Do high-c

Lottery Payout - Time Value of Money

If you were to win $1,000,000 in the state lottery and had a choice to either receive $50,000 a year for 20 years or $560,000 now, which would you choose and why? What factors would you need to consider?

2008 global financial crisis & fair value accounting standards

Fair Value Accounting: How the financial crisis of 2008 highlighted the issues The financial crisis of 2008 drew attention to fair-value accounting (FVA), creating a major policy debate involving the US Congress, the European Commission as well as banking and accounting regulators around the world. Critical review the lit

Responsibilities of an Accounts Receivable Clerk

How and where to secure revenue by verifying and posting receipts; resolving discrepancies? How to post daily cash receipts to owners accounts, preparing deposit tickets, reconciliations and billing?