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Company Purchases and Mergers

Tribbs has completed the purchase of Quicker. During the previous year, Tribbs sells a wrapping machine to Quicker. The details include the following:

- Tribbs purchased the equipment on 6/30/02 and sold it on 6/30/05.
- Original purchase price is $160,000; depreciation under 7 years in the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) is $80,000.
- The sale price to Quicker is $90,000.
- Quicker's profit for the year is $110,000, which includes $1,000 of depreciation from the excess of selling price to Quicker over the original cost of the equipment to Tribbs.

Write a report to Bob including the following information:

-Tribbs' calculation of gain
-To record the transaction:
Tribbs' journal entry
Quicker's journal entry
-Consolidated worksheet entry at 12/31/05

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The investment of Tribbs on Quicker's equity resulted to the evaluation of the accounting treatment of Tribb's sale of a wrapping machine to Quicker in the previous year which is still being used by Quicker. This usage complicates the accounting treatment for this ...

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The following problem helps with questions regarding company purchases and mergers.