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Break-Even Point/Targeted Profit

Since break-even focuses on making zero profit, is it of value in determining how many units must be sold to make a targeted profit? if so, what is it. I'm struggling to understand this. Examples would be great as references. Also, how can a change in the sales mix change the break-even point?

Losses and Taxable Income

Sara owns a sole proprietorship, and Phil is the sole shareholder of a C (regular) corporation. Each business sustained a $9,000 operating loss and a $2,000 capital loss for the year. Evaluate how these losses will affect the taxable income of the two owners?

Jordana Woolens: Accounting Problems

18. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION APPLIES TO QUESTIONS 18 - 20: Jordana Woolens is a manufacturer of wool cloth. The information for March is as follows: Beginning WIP: 10,000 Units Units Started: 20,000 Units Units Completed: 25,000 Units Beginning WIP - Direct Mateials: $6,000 Beginning WIP - Conversion Costs: $2,600 Direc

Finding Equivalent Units and Total Production Costs

I need help solving questions for the following scenario: Surf Products Company, Inc. uses an automated process to clean and polish its souvenir items. For March, the company has the following activities: Beginning WIP Inventory: 3,000 units; 1/3 complete Units Placed in Production: 12,000 units Units Completed and Transfe

Manufacturing Overhead - Chesapeake Bay Co.

The Chesapeake Bay Company, Inc. uses a predetermined overhead rate based on direct labor cost to apply manufacturing overhead to jobs. For the year ended December 31, 2009, the company's estimated manufacturing overhead was $600,000, based on an estimated volume of 50,000 direct labor hours, at a direct labor rate of $6.00 per

Various Accounting Calculations

Stanton Company use the following standards in the production of its only product: Direct Materials: 18 Pounds @ $25 per pound Direct Labor: 6 Hours @ $18 Per Hour During March, company records showed the following: Materials purchased: 12,000 Pounds @ $264,000 Materials used: 15,000 Pounds Direct Labor Hours: 4,700 Hours

Bauer Manufacturing Company, Inc.

Bauer Manufacturing Company, Inc. uses departmental cost driver rates to allocate manufacturing overhead costs to products. Manufacturing overhead costs are allocated on the basis of machine hours in the Machining Department and on the basis of direct labor-hours in the Assembly Department. At the beginning of 2008, the followin

Cost of Goods Manufactured, Gross Margin, Operating Income

Please help with the following problems. Please provide step by step calculations for each. 2. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION APPLIES TO QUESTIONS 2-4. Harding Company reports the following information: Beginning FG Inventory, 1/1/2008 = $80,000 Ending FG Inventory, 12/31/2008= $67,000 Cost of Goods Sold = $270,000 Sales Re

The following information pertains to the Cannady Corporation

The following information pertains to the Cannady Corporation: Beginning WIP Inventory = $50,000 Ending WIP Inventory = $48,000 Beginning Finished Goods Inventory = $180,000 Ending Finished Goods Inventory = $182,000 Cost of Goods Manufactured = $1,220,000 What is the cost of goods sold? a $1,235,000 b

Bachman Corp: Contribution margin

I need help with the following: Bachman Corp. produces three products. Data concerning the selling prices and unit costs of the three products appear below: Product A B C Selling price $40 $50 $90 Variable costs 30

CLO 9(c) Mighty Chocolate

36. Corresponds to CLO 9(c) Mighty Chocolate manufactures three chocolate bars; plain, almond and crispy. Because of their outstanding quality. Mighty can sell all of the bars they produce. Select (per gross) data follows. Plain Almond Crispy Selling Pric

Arco Inc. Fixed Overhead Volume Variance

31. Corresponds to CLO 8(b) Arco Inc.'s fixed overhead budget is $400,000; the standard fixed overhead rate is $5 per direct labor hour or $10 per unit of product. During the immediate past year Arco produced 45,000 units of product, incurred $385,000 of fixed overhead, and used 82,500 direct labor hours. How much is Arco's fixe

Variable Operating Income

Units produced 4,800 Units 4,000 Sales $400,000 Material cost (unit level or variable) $96,000 Variable

Material Price Variance

The Alperti Company manufactures surgical gowns for hospitals. Their controller, Ethell Hieken is preparing the variance analysis report for October. Standard Costs are as follows: Direct Material 2.0 yards at $6 per yard Direct Labor 0.25 hours at $12 per hour During October, Ms Hieken's report shows: 100,000 gowns prod

Direct Materials Price

The quantity purchased is used in computing the direct materials price variance because you are looking for the difference in the price of materials for the job, whereas, when computing the materials quantity variance you are comparing the standard material quantity against what i actually took to do the job. Material price is b

Impact on breakeven point if sale price, variable costs, and fixed costs change

Dependable Drivers Driving School charges $250 per student to prepare and administer written and driving tests. Variable costs of $100 per student include trainers' wages, study materials, and gasoline. Annual fixed costs of $75,000 include the training facility and fleet of cars. Requirements 1. For each of the following

This addresses employment record retention & tax software.

1. What employment records are important to keep? Why? 2. Taxpayers are responsible to file a tax return every year. Filling in the forms by hand, tax preparation software, tax preparers are a few of the methods of completing your income tax return. Compare and contrast two available tools. Which method will you/did you use t

Income in respect of a cash basis decedent

Income in respect of a cash basis decedent: a) Covers income earned before the taxpayers death but not collected until after death b) Receives a stepped-up basis in the decedent's estate c) Must be included in the decedent's final income tax return d) Cannot receive capital gain treatment

Annual Report Quixote Consulting: Financial Highlights and President's Letter

Create the Financial Highlights and Presidents Letter to the Stockholders similar to what would be contained in a company's annual report. Companies normally issue these reports to the stockholders and other interested parties. These reports summarize the company's operating activities for the past year and plans for the futu

Income Disparity and the Concept of Progressive Taxation

After reviewing the range of earnings across various jobs on salary.com, it should be clear that income disparity in our economy is considerable. Explain whether or not you believe that the degree of variation is justified. Explain your rationale. Progressive income taxes (the more you earn, the more you pay) are designed in

Precedents for Courts to Follow

What precedents must each of these courts follow: a. U.S. tax Court. b. U.S. Court of Federal Claims. c. U.S. District Court.

Calculating an Actual After Tax Real Rate of Return

An individual actually earned a 4% nominal return last year. Prices went up by 3% over the year. Given that the investment income was subject to a federal tax rate of 28% and a state, and local tax rate of 6%, what was the investor's actual real after tax rate of return?

Computation of Weighted Number of Outstanding Shares

A firm had the following numbers of shares outstanding during the year: Beginning of year 8,000,000 shares Issued on April 1 750,000 shares Paid stock divided of 20% on July 1 Issued on October 1 100,000 shares Purchased Tre

Access Database and Queries

I need some help with answering a couple questions below: - What are some of the advantages and the disadvantages of database forms? The efficiency and effectiveness of an Accounting Information System rests on the design of its Schema. A schema needs to be designed in such a way that it can easily answer the questions use

Tiger Pride

Tiger Pride produces two product lines: T-Shirts and Sweatshirts. Product profitability is analyzed as follows: T-SHIRTS SWEATSHIRTS Production & Sales Volume - Units 60,000 35,000 Selling Price $16.00 $29.00

Peggy's Pillows

Peggy's Pillows produces and sells a decorative pillow for $75.00 per unit. In the first month of operation, 2,000 units were produced and 1,750 units were sold. Actual fixed manufacturing costs are the same as the amount budgeted for the month. Other information for the month includes: Variable manufacturing costs = $20.00 per

A Lovers' Triangle and the Passive Loss Rules; research as R&D

A Lovers' Triangle and the Passive Loss Rules. The troubled marriage of john and Eleanor finally reached an impasse, and they mutually agreed to divorce. shortly after the divorce was finalized, John married Kristen. The three have known each other for years from working together to harvest the grapes of a vineyard owned by j