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This post discusses the Weatherspoon Shoe Co. exercise.

The accountant of Weatherspoon Shoe Co. has compiled the following information from the company's records as a basis for an income statement for the year ended December 31, 2010.

Rental revenue $29,000
Interest expense 18,000
Market appreciation on land above cost 31,000
Wages and salaries-sales 114,800
Materials and supplies-sales 17,600
Income tax 30,600
Wages and salaries-administrative 135,900
Other administrative expense 51,700
Cost of goods sold 516,000
Net sales 980,000
Depreciation on plant assets (70% selling, 30% administrative) 65,000
Dividends declared 16,000

There were 20,000 shares of common stock outstanding during the year.

Which format do you prefer? The multiple-step form or the single-step form. Discuss.

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I prefer the single-step income statement. The single-step income statement has a few advantages that the multiple-step statement doesn't, which oftentimes makes it a preferable method. The main advantage is that the single-step ...

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Which format do you prefer? The multiple-step form or the single-step form. Discuss.

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