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Compute avoidable interest

1. Brett Hull Company is constructing a building. Construction began on February 1 and was completed
on December 31. Expenditures were $1,500,000 on March 1, $1,200,000 on June 1, and $3,000,000
on December 31 Brett Hull Company borrowed $1,000,000 on March 1 on a 5-year, 12% note to help
finance construction of the building. In addition, the company had outstanding all year a 13%, 5-year,
$2,000,000 note payable and a 15%, 4-year, $3,500,000 note payable.
Compute avoidable interest for Brett Hull Company.

2. Callaway Golf Co. leases telecommunication equipment. Assume the following data for equipment
leased from Photon Company. The lease term is 5 years and requires equal rental payments of $30,000
at the beginning of each year. The equipment has a fair value at the inception of the lease of $138,000, an
estimated useful life of 8 years, and no residual value. Callaway pays all executory costs directly to third
parties. Photon set the annual rental to earn a rate of return of 10%, and this fact is known to Callaway.
The lease does not transfer title or contain a bargain purchase option. How should Callaway classify this
lease?

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1. Brett Hull Company is constructing a building. Construction began on February 1 and was completed on December 31. Expenditures were $1,500,000 on March 1, $1,200,000 on June 1, and $3,000,000 on December 31 Brett Hull Company borrowed $1,000,000 on March 1 on a 5-year, 12% note to help finance construction of the building. In addition, the company had outstanding all year a 13%, 5-year, $2,000,000 note payable and a 15%, 4-year, $3,500,000 note payable.
Compute avoidable interest for Brett Hull Company.

2. Callaway Golf Co. leases telecommunication equipment. Assume the following data for equipment
leased from ...

Solution Summary

The solution computes avoidable interest for Brett Hull Company. Classification of a lease is provided.

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