P19-2 (One Temporary Difference, Tracked for 4 Years, One Permanent Difference, Change in Rate)
The pretax financial income of Parker-Gregory Company differs from its taxable income throughout each of 4 years as follows.
Year Pretax Financial Income Taxable Income Tax Rate
2007 $280,000 $180,000 35%
2008 320,000 225,000 40%
2009 350,000 270,000 40%
2010 420,000 580,000 40%
Pretax financial income for each year includes a nondeductible expense of $30,000 (never deductible for tax purposes). The remainder of the difference between pretax financial income and taxable income in each period is due to one depreciation temporary difference. No deferred income taxes existed at the beginning of 2007.
(a) Prepare journal entries to record income taxes in all 4 years. Assume that the change in the tax rate to 40% was not enacted until the beginning of 2008.
(b) Prepare the income statement for 2008, beginning with income before income taxes.
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