What does it mean if an exchange of plant assets has commercial substance? Are gains and losses recorded on the books because of the exchange?
An exchange having commercial substance will affect the business’s future cash flow, and the gains or losses arising from the same must be recorded in the books of accounts.
The assets employed in the business unit for the long-term purpose of producing goods or services are known as plant assets. These assets are charged with expenses known as depreciation.
The exchange of plant assets has commercial substance when the exchange affects the future cash flow of the business entity.
If the exchange has commercial substance, the business entity must record the gain or loss arising from such exchange.
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.
Core Telecom provides communication services in Iowa, Nebraska, the Dakotas, and Montana. Core purchased goodwill as part of the acquisition of Surety Wireless Company,which had the following figures:
Book value of assets $ 700,000
Market value of assets 1,000,000
Market value of liabilities 510,000
1. Journalize the entry to record Core’s purchase of Surety Wireless for $280,000 cashplus a $420,000 note payable.
2. What special asset does Core’s acquisition of Surety Wireless identify? How shouldCore Telecom account for this asset after acquiring Surety Wireless? Explain in detail
Journalizing natural resource depletion
Cannon Mountain Mining paid $462,300 for the right to extract mineral assets from a 400,000-ton deposit. In addition to the purchase price, Cannon also paid a $900 filing fee, a $1,800 license fee to the state of Nevada, and $55,000 for a geological survey of the property. Because Cannon purchased the rights to the minerals only and did not purchase the land, it expects the asset to have zero residual value. During the first year, Cannon removed and sold 50,000 tons of the minerals. Make journal entries to record (a) purchase of the minerals (debit Minerals), (b) payment of fees and other costs, and (c) depletion for the first year.
Top Quality Appliance—Long Beach has just purchased a franchise from Top Quality Appliance (TQA). TQA is a manufacturer of kitchen appliances. TQA marketsits products via retail stores that are operated as franchises. As a TQA franchisee,Top Quality Appliance—Long Beach will receive many benefits, including havingthe exclusive right to sell TQA brand appliances in Long Beach. TQA applianceshave an excellent reputation and the TQA name and logo are readily recognized byconsumers. TQA also manages national television advertising campaigns that benefit the franchisees. In exchange for these benefits, Top Quality Appliance—Long Beachwill pay an annual franchise fee to TQA based on a percentage of sales. The annualfranchise fee is a separate cost and in addition to the purchase of the franchise.
In addition to purchasing the franchise, Top Quality Appliance—Long Beach will alsopurchase land with an existing building to use for its retail store, store fixtures, and officeequipment. The business will purchase appliances from TQA and resell them in its store,primarily to local building contractors for installation in new homes.Following is the chart of accounts for Top Quality Appliance—Long Beach. As a newbusiness, all beginning balances are $0.
Top Quality Appliance—Long Beach
Chart of Accounts
Cash Common Stock
Petty Cash Retained Earnings
Accounts Receivable Dividends
Allowance for Bad Debts Sales Revenue
Merchandise Inventory Interest Revenue
Office Supplies Cost of Goods Sold
Prepaid Insurance Franchise Fee Expense
Interest Receivable Salaries Expense
Notes Receivable Utilities Expense
Land Insurance Expense
Building Supplies Expense
Accumulated Depreciation—Building Bad Debt Expense
Store Fixtures Bank Expense
Accumulated Depreciation—Store Fixtures Credit Card Expense
Office Equipment Depreciation Expense—
Accumulated Depreciation—Office Equipment Depreciation Expense—Store
Franchise Depreciation Expense—Office
Accounts Payable Amortization Expense—
Interest Payable Interest Expense
Notes Payable Cash Short and Over
Top Quality Appliance—Long Beach completed the following transactions during 2018,its first year of operations:
a. Received $500,000 cash and issued common stock. Opened a new checkingaccount at Long Beach National Bank and deposited the cash received from thestockholders.
b. Paid $50,000 cash for a TQA franchise.
c. Paid $200,000 cash and issued a $400,000, 10-year, 5% notes payable for land withan existing building. The assets had the following market values: Land, $100,000;Building, $500,000.
d. Paid $75,000 for store fixtures.
e. Paid $45,000 for office equipment.
f. Paid $600 for office supplies.
g. Paid $3,600 for a two-year insurance policy.
h. Purchased appliances from TQA (merchandise inventory) on account for $425,000.
i. Established a petty cash fund for $150.
j. Sold appliances on account to B&B Contractors for $215,000, terms n/30 (cost, $86,000).
k. Sold appliances to Davis Contracting for $150,000 (cost, $65,000), receiving a6-month, 8% note.
l. Recorded credit card sales of $80,000 (cost, $35,000), net of processor fee of 2%.
m. Received payment in full from B&B Contractors.
n. Purchased appliances from TQA on account for $650,000.
o. Made payment on account to TQA, $300,000.
p. Sold appliances for cash to LB Home Builders for $350,000 (cost, $175,000).
q. Received payment in full on the maturity date from Davis Contracting for the note.
r. Sold appliances to Leard Contracting for $265,000 (cost, $130,000), receiving a9-month, 8% note.
s. Made payment on account to TQA, $500,000.
t. Sold appliances on account to various businesses for $985,000, terms n/30(cost, $395,000).
u. Collected $715,000 cash on account.
v. Paid cash for expenses: Salaries, $180,000; Utilities, $12,650
w. Replenished the petty cash fund when the fund had $62 in cash and petty cashtickets for $85 for office supplies.
x. Paid dividends, $5,000.
y. Paid the franchise fee to TQA of 5% of total sales of $2,045,000.
1. Record the transactions in the general journal. Omit explanations.
2. Post to the general ledger.
3. It is a common business practice to reconcile the bank accounts on a monthlybasis. However, in this problem, the reconciliation of the company’s checkingaccount will be done at the end of the year, based on an annual summary.
Reconcile the bank account by comparing the following annual summarystatement from Long Beach National Bank to the Cash account in the generalledger. Record journal entries as needed and post to the general ledger. Usetransaction z as the posting reference.
Beginning Balance, January 1, 2018 $ 0
Deposits and other credits:
Interest Revenue 1,565 1,859,965
Checks and other debits:
EFT to Bank Checks(1) 125
Bank service charge 2,340 (1,369,465)
Ending balance, December 31, 2018 $ 490,500
Bank Checks is a company that prints business checks (considered a bankexpense) for Top Quality Appliance—Long Beach
4. In preparation for preparing the adjusting entries, complete depreciation schedulesfor the first five years for the depreciable plant assets, assuming the assets werepurchased on January 2, 2018:
a. Building, straight-line, 30 years, $50,000 residual value.
b. Store Fixtures, straight-line, 15 years, no residual value.
c. Office Equipment, double-declining-balance, 5 years, $5,000 residual value.
5. Record adjusting entries for the year ended December 31, 2018:
a. One year of the prepaid insurance has expired.
b. Management estimates that 5% of Accounts Receivable will be uncollectible.
c. An inventory of office supplies indicates $475 of supplies have been used.
d. Calculate the interest earned on the outstanding Leard Contracting notereceivable. Assume the note was received on October 31. Round to the nearestdollar.
e. Record depreciation expense for the year.
f. Record amortization expense for the year on the franchise, which has a10-year life.
g. Calculate the interest owed on the note payable. Assume the note was issued onJanuary 1.
6. Post adjusting entries and prepare an adjusted trial balance.
7. Prepare a multi-step income statement and statement of retained earnings forthe year ended December 31, 2018. Prepare a classified balance sheet as ofDecember 31, 2018. Assume Interest Receivable is a current asset and InterestPayable is a current liability.
8. Evaluate the company’s success for the first year of operations by calculating thefollowing ratios. Round to two decimal places. Comment on the results.
i. Current ratio
ii. Acid-test ratio
iii. Cash ratio
i. Accounts receivable turnover
ii. Day’s sales in receivables
iii. Asset turnover
iv. Rate of return on total assets
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