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Managerial accounting - Quality Control Costs

Rainbow Spray Paints, Inc. has used a traditional cost accounting system to apply quality control costs uniformly to all products at a rate of 16 percent of direct-labor cost. Monthly direct-labor cost for enamel paint line is $98,000. in an attempt to more equitably distribute quality-control costs, Rainbow is considering activity-based costing. The monthly data shown in the following chart have been gathered for the enamel paint line.

Activity Cost Pool Cost Driver Pool Rates Quality of Driver for Enamel Paint
Incoming Material Inspection Type of material $23.00 per type 24 types
In Process Inspection Number of units .28 per unit 35,000 units
Product certification Per order 144.00 per order 50 orders

1. Calculate the monthly quality-control cost to be assigned to the enamel paint line under each of the following product-costing systems
a. traditional system which assigns overhead on the basis of direct-labor cost
b. Activity based costing
2. Does the traditional product costing system over-cost or under-cost the enamel paint line with respect to quality control costs? By what amount?

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Rainbow Spray Paints, Inc. has used a traditional cost accounting system to apply quality control costs uniformly to all products at a rate of 16 percent of direct-labor cost. Monthly direct-labor cost for enamel paint line is $98,000. in an attempt to more equitably distribute quality-control costs, Rainbow is considering activity-based costing. The monthly data shown in the following chart have been gathered for the ...

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