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Irregular Items on Income Statement

I'm trying to do an income statement with a lot of irregular items as transactions. I know where to some of them on the income statement but am having trouble figuring some out.

Info. income from continuing operations before taxes is $790,000, in 2007

1st : Uninsured flood loss in the amount of $80,000 (this is an extraordinary item, I know that) and it would go under the net income after I compute expenses ect, however it states tax rate on this item is 46% (on the flood loss) I thought extraordinary items got a tax deduction. So how do I compute the item with tax, or what do I do?

2nd At the beginning of 2005 the corp. purchases a machine for $54,00 (salv. val $9000) with a useful life of 6 years. The bookkeeper used straight-line dep. for 2005, 2006, and 2007 but failed to deduct the savage value in computing the depreciation base.

* I know that that gives a $1500 over depreciation expense for each year, how do I record this transaction on the income statement? Its a correction of error, but would have understate income previous years, right?

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1st : Uninsured flood loss in the amount of $80,000 (this is an extraordinary item, I know that) and it would go under the net income after I compute expenses however it states tax rate on this item is 46% (on the flood loss) I thought extraordinary items got a tax ...

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This solution explains how to identify irregular items on income statement sheets.

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