Recording partial-year depreciation and sale of an asset On January 2, 2017, Comfy Clothing Consignments purchased showroom fixtures for $17,000 cash, expecting the fixtures to remain in service for five years. Comfy has depreciated the fixtures on a double-declining-balance basis, with zero residual value. On October 31, 2018, Comfy sold the fixtures for $7,600 cash. Record both depreciation expense for 2018 and sale of the fixtures on October 31, 2018.
A business entity will generate a gain of $800 on the furniture sale.
A company charged the expenses to report the decline in the value of the fixed assets acquired by the company is known as depreciation expenses.
Accounts and Explanation
31 Oct 2018
31 Oct 2018
Gain on sale
Furniture and fixture
Note: Depreciation for year 2018 is calculated for 10 months. Therefore, it is multiplied by (10/12)
2. On January 1, Alamo Cranes purchased a crane for $140,000. Alamo expects the crane to remain useful for six years (1,000,000 lifts) and to have a residual value of $2,000. The company expects the crane to be used for 80,000 lifts the first year. Compute the first-year depreciation expense on the crane using the following methods: a. Straight-line b. Units-of-production (Round depreciation per unit to two decimals. Round depreciation expense to the nearest whole dollar.) Compute the first-year and second-year depreciation expense on the crane using the following method: c. Double-declining-balance (Round depreciation expense to the nearest whole dollar.)
Counselors of Atlanta purchased equipment on January 1, 2017, for $20,000. Counselors of Atlanta expected the equipment to last for four years and have a residual value of $2,000. Suppose Counselors of Atlanta sold the equipment for $8,000 on December 31, 2019, after using the equipment for three full years. Assume depreciation for 2019 has been recorded. Journalize the sale of the equipment, assuming straight-line depreciation was used.
Exchanging plant assets Micron Precision, Inc. purchased a computer for $2,500, debiting Computer Equipment. During 2016 and 2017, Micron Precision, Inc. recorded total depreciation of $1,600 on the computer. On January 1, 2018, Micron Precision, Inc. traded in the computer for a new one, paying $2,100 cash. The fair market value of the new computer is $3,900. Journalize Micron Precision, Inc.’s exchange of computers. Assume the exchange had commercial substance.
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