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This posting addresses journal entries for asset retirements

Acme Company purchases an oil tanker depot on January 1, 2012, at a cost of $828,000. Acme expects to operate the depot for 10 years, at which time it is legally required to dismantle the depot and remove the underground storage tanks. It is estimated that it will cost $96,600 to dismantle the depot and remove the tanks at the end of the depot's useful life.

Prepare the journal entries to record the depot (considered a plant asset) and the asset retirement obligation for the depot on January 1, 2012. Based on an effective interest rate of 6%, the present value of the asset retirement obligation on January 1, 2012, is $53,940.

Prepare any journal entries required for the depot and the asset retirement obligation at December 31, 2012. Acme uses straight-line depreciation; the estimated residual value for the depot is zero.

On December 31, 2021, Acme pays a demolition firm to dismantle the depot and remove the tanks at a price of $110,400. Prepare the journal entry for the settlement of the asset retirement obligation.

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Prepare the journal entries to record the depot (considered a plant asset) and the asset retirement obligation for the depot on January 1, 2012. Based on an effective interest rate of 6%, the present value of the asset retirement obligation on January 1, 2012, is $53,940.

Depot 828000
Cash 828000

Depot ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides a detailed explanation of the journal entries required for Acme company, and their depot and asset retirement obligations. Journal entries for the dismantle are also included.

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