ACCT 9.3B

Topics: Depreciation / Pages: 3 (538 words) / Published: Nov 5th, 2013
9.3 B
Davidson, DDS, purchased new furniture for its store on may 1, 2011. The furniture is expected to have a 10-year life and no residual value. The following expenditures were associated with the purchased:
Cost of the furniture ……………………………………………………
Freight charges …………………………………………………………
Sales taxes ………………………………………………………………
Installation of furniture …………………………………………………
Cost of repair furniture damaged during installation ……………………
$11,000
375
550
75
400

Instructions
a. Compute depreciation expense for the years 2011 through 2014 under each depreciation method listed below:
1. Straight-line, with fractional years rounded to the nearest whole month.
2. 200 percent declining-balance, using the half-year convention.
3. 150 percent declining-balance, using the half-year convention.

b. Davidson, DDS, has two conflicting objectives. Management wants to report the highest possible earnings in its financial statements, yet it also wants to minimize its taxable income reported to the IRS. Explain how both of these objectives can be met.

c. Which of the depreciation methods applied in part a resulted in the lowest reported book value at the end of 2014? Is book value an estimate of an asset’s fair value? Explain.

d. Assume that Davidson, DDS, sold the old furniture that was being replaced. The old furniture had originally cost $3,000. Its book value at the time of the sale was $400. Record the sale of the old furniture under the following conditions:
1. The furniture was sold for $600 cash.
2. The furniture was sold for $300 cash.
Answer:
a. Book value=$11,000+375+550+75=$12,000
Explanation: Cost of repair furniture damaged during installation is not necessary. So it should not be calculated in the book value.

1. Straight-line, with fractional years rounded to the nearest whole month.
Depreciation rate=1/10
The new furniture was purchased on May 1, 2011, so the depreciation should calculate for 8 months in the year 2011.

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