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    Activity-Based Costing; Budgeted Operating Margin

    Activity-Based Costing; Budgeted Operating Margin Stanley Cycle Company produces two subassemblies, JY-63 and RX-67, used in manufacturing motorcycles. The company is currently using an absorption costing system that applies overhead based on direct-labour hours. The budget for the current year ending December 31, 20x4 is as

    findings, forecasts, and recommendations

    The Carlson Department Store suffered heavy damage when a hurricane struck on August 31, 2006. The store was closed for four months (September 2006 through December 2006), and Carlson is now involved in a dispute with its insurance company about the amount of lost sales during the time the store was closed. Two key issues must

    Operating Loss

    At the end of 2010, Nelson Inc. reports a pretax operating loss of $80,000 for both financial reporting and income tax purposes. Prior to 2010 the company had reported and paid taxes on the following pretax financial income: 2007, $37000; 2008, $50000; 2009, $54000. The company had been subject to tax rates of 20% for 2007, 25

    Doggy World - Performance in Dayton

    Please open the attached file (P7_18A) to see the problem, also please use the attached file (Solution_CH7) to write your solution. Doggy world operates a chain of pair store in the Midwest. The manager of each store reports to the regional manager, who, in turn, reports to the headquarters in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The ac

    Flexible Budgets

    Explain the relationship between fixed and variable costs used in a flexible budget. Discuss the differences between static and flexible budgets and how a flexible budget lends itself to a cost-volume-profit analysis.

    Taxation issues in land exchanges

    Melissa owns a residential lot in Spring Creek that has appreciated substantially in value. She holds the lot for investment. She is exchanging the lot with her father for a residential lot in McComb that she also will hold for investment. Please identify any relevant tax issues for Melissa.

    Detailed Accounting Assignment Tutorial

    5.6A During the current year, Black Corporation incurred the following expenditures which should be recorded either as operating expenses or as intangible assets: A. Expenditures were made for the training of new employees. The average employee remains with the company for five years, but is trained for a new position eve

    Tax/S Corp

    Sam, Joe, and Lisa are equal shareholders in Friends, inc., and S corporation. in the conditions listed below, how much income should each report from Friends, inc. under both the daily allocation and the interim closing books allocation method. There should be 6 answers. Period

    Accounting: Five Tax Questions

    1. What is the purpose of Code Sec. 351 in regard to transfers of corporations? 2. What tax years are available to corporations? How do the options differ from other forms of business organizations? 3. What are the differences in the treatment of capital gains and capital losses of corporations and of individuals? 4. Su

    Payroll Accounting Analyzing and Journalizing Payroll Transactions

    The employees of Donnelly Music Company earned a total wages $4,690 during January. The total amount is taxable under FICA, FUTA, and SUTA. The state contribution rate for the company is 3.6%. The amount withheld for federal income taxes is $685. Journalize the payments of the monthly wages, and record the payroll taxes.

    Corporate Tax/Partnerships

    Lincoln, inc., Washington, inc, and Adams, inc. form presidential suites partnership on Feb. 15 2010. Now, presidential suites must adopt its required tax year-end. The partners year-ends, profits interts and capital interest are reflected below. Given this information, what tax year-end must Presidential Suites use and what rul

    Corporate tax/S Corporations

    XYZ Corp.(an S Corp) is owned by Jane and Rebecca who each 50% shareholders. At the beginning of the year, Jane's basis in her XYZ stock was 40,000. XYZ reported the following information for 2010: Sales revenue: 730,000, COGS (200,000), Long-term capital gain 8,000, Dividend income 5,000, tax-exempt interest 3,000, salary of

    Three Economics Questions

    Chapter 15 question 14 What are some of the Limitations of the national income accounts in how they represent our standard of living? Chapter 16 question 5 Why is frictional unemployment important to have in any economy? Chapter 16 question 6 Explain why hyperinflation has such a devastating impact on economies.

    Forensic accounting business valuation approaches

    Many forensic accountants work on business valuation engagements. There are three basic approaches to valuing a business, the income approach, the cost approach, and the market approach. Please take a moment to discuss each of these methods of business valuation.

    Payroll Accounting Analyzing and Journalizing payroll transaction for Cal Ruther

    Cal Ruther, an employer, is subject to FICA taxes, but exempt from FUTA and SUTA taxes. During the last quarter of the year, his employees earned monthly wages of $8,500, all of which is taxable. The amount of federal income taxes each month is $1,040. Journalize the payments of wages, and record the payroll tax on November 30.

    Product costs: Components of unit products under absorption vs variable costing

    Your CFO attended an industry trade show and looked forward to sitting through one of the seminars offered that was titled "Why is it so important to know your product's costs?" Unfortunately, she missed this seminar. This is a very important topic that you plan to discuss with her yourself. Prepare notes for your meeting w

    Intel Corporation: variable costing or absorption costing?

    Intel Corporation is the world's largest manufacturer of computer processor chips. The Company's manufacturing processes are highly automated, so most manufacturing costs are fixed. You can access the company's most recent annual report in the Investor Relations section of its web site www.intel.com. Its most recent operating in

    Two Methods of Costing Employed

    Describe at least two method of costing employed by the Tyco International. (If you are unable to locate specific information on-line, feel free to infer, as long as you discuss the approach in sufficient detail). Was this approach adequate, or did it contribute in any way to the firm's subsequent problems (financial scandal)?

    Goal of not for profit organization. Return on investment in landscaping business

    1. The main goal of all businesses is to make profit. How do the not-for-profit organizations set their goal? 2. If you were going to start your own business in a service industry such as a Landscaping business, what type of return on investment would you expect after the first year? What about for the second year? Please ju

    Tax Questions... Multiple Choice

    1. For federal tax purposes, royalty income not derived in the ordinary course of a business is classified as: Active income Portfolio income Passive income None of the above 2. Which of the following is not an example of a nontaxable like-kind exchange? An ice cream making machine for

    Singular Corp.: Return on Assets

    See the attached file. 1 . Singular Corp. has the following income statement data: 2006 2007 Sales $ 500,000 $ 700,000 Gross profit 161,300 205,000 Selling and administrative expense 45,200

    Treatment of Intangible Assets

    It has been argued on the grounds of conservatism that all intangible assets should be written off immediately after acquisition. Discuss the accounting arguments against this treatment.

    International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) relationship to the FASB

    Write a paper describing the relationship between the IASB and the FASB. Include the following in your paper: o A brief history of the relationship between the two boards and the IASB equivalents of the FASB original pronouncements o An explanation of how the MSA program prepares the student for a professional life wi

    Primary objectives of accounting: role as an accountant

    You have been asked to speak at a career fair for high school students in your home town. Specifically, you are making a presentation about your role as an accountant. * Describe for the students the primary objectives of accounting. * Explain the basic terminology of the accounting process or financial reporting.

    Journal Entries and Treasury Stock Transactions

    See the attached file. A company reported the following stockholders' equity on January 1 of the current year: Common stock, $10 par, 1,000,000 shares authorized, 400,000 shares issued ------------------------- $4,000,000 Paid- in capital in excess of par, common------------------- 1,200,000 Retained earnings---------

    Indirect methods to reconstruct income

    Please read and give your thoughts on this. The use of indirect methods to reconstruct income by the IRS is limited by Code Sec. 7602(e), which prohibits financial status or economic reality techniques to determine the existence of unreported income unless there is another reasonable indication of unreported income. Forensic

    Cash Transaction Account Analysis for Certain Tax Filers

    Please read and give your thoughts on this. For an individual who files a Schedule C or F with their Form 1040, it is possible to prepare a cash transaction account analysis to determine the understatement of income. A cash transaction account analysis is an analysis of all of the cash received by the individual and all of th