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Credible Evidence in Taxation

1. In 1998, Congress passed legislation concerning shifting the burden of proof to the IRS. The taxpayer must introduce "credible evidence" to shift the burden of proof to the IRS. What constitutes "credible evidence" 2. Why should tax researchers take note of the date on which a Treasury Regulation was adopted?


1. What is the major benefit of the ROI technique for measuring performance? 2. What is economic value added (EVA) and in what ways can a company improve its EVA? 3. Why does GAAP require the absorption method?

KP Building Inc. Cash and Costs

In 2011, KP Building Inc. began work on a four-year construction project (called â??Cincy Oneâ?). The contract price is $300 million. KP uses the percentage-of-completion method of accounting. At the end of 2011, the following financial statement information indicates the results to date for Cincy One: INCOME STATEMENT G

Prepare a differential analysis report: Devoe Construction Company

Devoe Construction Company is considering selling excess machinery with a book value of $280,000 (original cost of $400,000 less accumulated depreciation of $120,000) for $292,000, less a 5% brokerage commission. Alternatively, the machinery can be leased for a total of $312,000 fr five years, after which it is expected to have

Explain the benefits of a proprietorship as compared with a LLC. I would choose proprietorship as the business structure, if I were to set up an own Certified Public Accounting (CPA) practice. I know the benefits about cost, taxes, and sharing the profits with anyone. Explain what are others benefits to chose proprietorship as the business structure.

Explain the benefits of a proprietorship as compared with a LLC. I would choose proprietorship as the business structure, if I were to set up an own Certified Public Accounting (CPA) practice. I know the benefits about cost, taxes, and sharing the profits with anyone. Explain what are others benefits to chose prop

Accounting and Inventory Questions

1. Consider the following costs incurred in a recent period: Direct materials $34,200 Depreciation on factory equipment $14,000 Factory janitor's salary $24,500 Direct labor $29,100 Utilities for factory $10,200 Selling expenses $17,800 Production supervisor's salary $35,500 Administrative expenses $21,600 W

Accounting exercise - Yimron Corporation & Raulot Corporation

Please help me solve these two managerial accounting exercises. Thanks! Exercise 1. Yimron Corporation uses the weighted-average method in its process costing system. Information for the month of March concerning Department A, the first stage of the company's production process, follows: Materials Conversion Cost W

Solomon Company and Wigan Associate: Cost Accounting Problems

1. Job costing, accounting for manufacturing overhead, budgeted rates. The Solomon Company uses a job-costing system at its Dover, Delaware, plant. The plant has a Machining Department and a Finishing Department. Solomon uses normal costing with two direct- cost categories ( direct materials and direct manufacturing labor) and t

Calculate EPS, and DFL

Southern Inc. has EBIT of $3,500,000, and total capital of $20,000,000 that is 15% debt. There are 1,700,000 shares outstanding, which sell at book value. The firm pays 10% interest on its debt and is subject to a combined tax rate of 40%. Southern plans to restructure its capital to 60% debt. a. Make a simple calculation tha

The Case of DeFontes Against Dell

The Case Mary DeFontes bought a computer and a service contract from Dell Computers Corp. DeFontes was charged $950.51, of which $13.51 was identified on the invoice as 'tax'. This amount was paid to the state of Rhode Island. DeFontes and other Dell customers filed a suit in a Rhode Island state court against Dell, claiming

Sales "book" report formatting

Can you help me get started with this assignment? I am struggling here... Write a report about any book that relates to sales. Use APA formatting, including double spaced. Good grammar is important and good choice of words, too. DO NOT forget to provide some references. Thanks!!!

Taxation - Must Parent assume Subsidiary's E&P balance

Parent Corporation has owned 60% of Subsidiary Corporation's single class of stock for a number of years. Tyrone owns the remaining 40% of the Subsidiary stock. On August 10 of the current year, Parent purchases Tyrone's Subsidiary stock for cash. On September 15, Subsidiary adopts a plan of liquidation. Subsidiary then makes a

Practice exam problems

Gains differ from revenues because gains: a. are not a result of the entity's ongoing, central operations. b. do not have to be realized. c. are reported as income from operating activities. d. do not involve any offsetting costs or expenses. 2. The gross profit ratio is useful to the manag

Calculate change in operating income if a product is dropped.

1. The Draper Company is considering dropping its Doombug toy due to continuing losses. Revenue and costs data on the toy for the past year follow: Sales of 15,000 units $150,000 less Variable expenses $120,000 = Contribution margin $30,000 less Fixed expenses $40,000 = Net operating loss ($

Gimbels Images Company Horizontal Analysis

Income statement data for Gimbels Images Company for the years ended December 31, 2010 and 2009 are as follows: Sales 196,000 160,000 Cost of Goods Sold 170,100 140,000 ------------------------------ Gross Profit 25,000 20,000 ------------------------------ Selling Expenses 12,200 10,000

Residual Income (RI) be used to overcome ROI drawbacks

ROI is a useful performance measure for divisions' profitability As it is based on comparing profit with the investment value it is possible to be affected by depreciation. When we deduct the depreciation charges, the investment value goes down thus the ROI will increase even if profits remain the same. What other drawbacks w

Accounting problems: Ch 17, 18, 19, 21

See attached for full data: 62. Financial statement analysis: A. Is the application of analytical tools to general-purpose financial statements and related data for making business decisions. B. Involves transforming accounting data into useful information for decision-making. C. Helps users to make better decisions. D.

Book Value per Share, Retained Earnings and Dividends

Prob 15-9A Ryniak Corporation's common shares are currently selling on a stock exchange at $85 per share; and a recent balance sheet shows the following information Ryniak Corporation Shareholder's Equity April 30,2011 Contributed Capital: Preferred Shares, $2.50 cumulative, 1000 shares authorized, issued and outs

Earnings accumulation tax assessed against Able and Baker

Williams Queen owns all the stock in Able and Baker Corporations. Able, a successful enterprise, has generated excess working capital of $3 million. Baker is still in its developmental stages and has had substantial capital needs. To meet some of these needs, Williams had Able lend baker $2 million during 2008 and 2009. These lo

Differential Analysis: Herrestad Company

Differential analysis involves knowing which costs are relevant, i.e. future costs that vary among alternatives. It is important to know what information to use and not just how to execute the analysis. Herrestad Company receives an offer to make a new product, called C, for a new customer. The customer wants to buy 1,000 uni