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    Horstmeyer transactions, Stiltz stock purchase; Kapono Farms

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    The Horstmeyer Corporation commenced operations early in 2011. A number of expenditures were made during 2011 that were debited to one account called intangible asset. A recap of the $644,000 balance in this account at the end of 2011 is as follows:

    Date Transaction Amount
    2/3/11 State incorporation fees and legal costs related to organizing the corporation $ 7,000
    3/1/11 Fire insurance premium for three-year period 6,000
    3/15/11 Purchased a copyright 20,000
    4/30/11 Research and development costs 40,000
    6/15/11 Legal fees for filing a patent on a new product resulting from an R&Dv project 3,000
    9/30/11 Legal fee for successful defense of patent developed above 12,000
    10/13/11 Entered into a 1O-year franchise agreement with franchisor 40,000
    Various Advertising costs 16,000
    11/30/11 Purchase of all of the outstanding common stock of Stiltz Corp. 500,000
    Total $644,000
    16,000
    500,000
    $644,000

    The total purchase price of the Stiltz Corp. stock was debited to this account. The fair values of Stiltz Corp.'s
    assets and liabilities on the date of the purchase were as follows:

    Receivables $100,000
    Equipment 350,000
    Patent 150,000
    TotaI assets 600,000
    Note payable assumed (220,000)
    Fair value of net assets $ 380,000

    Required:
    Prepare the necessary journal entries to clear the intangible asset account and to set up accounts for separate
    intangible assets, other types of assets, and expenses indicated by the transactions. Company, plaintiff, paid $12,000 in legal fees in November, in connection with a successful infringement suit

    Case A. Kapono Farms exchanged an old tractor for a newer model. The old tractor had a book value of $12,000
    (original cost of $28,000 less accumulated depreciation of $16,000) and a fair value of $9,000. Kapono paid
    $20,000 cash to complete the exchange. The exchange has commercial substance.
    Required:
    1. What is the amount of gain or loss that Kapono would recognize on the exchange? What is the initial valur
    the new tractor?
    2. Repeat requirement 1 assuming that the fair value of the old tractor is $14,000 instead of $9,000.

    Case B. Kapono Farms exchanged 100 acres of farmland for similar land. The farmland given had a book value
    of $500,000 and a fair value of $700,000. Kapono paid $50,000 cash to complete the exchange. The exchange
    has commercial substance.

    Required:
    1. What is the amount of gain or loss that Kapono would recognize on the exchange? What is the initial value of
    the new land?
    2. Repeat requirement 1 assuming that the fair value of the farmland given is $400,000 instead of $700,000.
    3. Repeat requirement 1 assuming that the exchange lacked commercial substance.

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    Your tutorial is in Excel. Click in cells to see computation. Each firm has their own tab. The entries show how to clear out the intangible account and recognize R&D expenses, prepaid insurance, copyright costs, patent costs, goodwill on acquisition, advertising expenses and franchise agreement. The gains and losses on exchanges with and without commercial substance are shown.

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