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Horngren'S Financial And Managerial Accounting
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Question: On January 1, Orange Manufacturing paid $40,000 for a patent. Although it gives legal protection for 20 years, the patent is expected to provide a competitive advantage for only eight years. Assuming the straight-line method of amortization, record the journal entry for amortization for Year 1.


Amortization expense is debited by $5,000, and the Patent is also credited by $5,000.

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Step 1: Showing Journal Entry for amortization for Year 1



Debit ($)

Credit ($)

Amortization Expense-Patent




Step 2: Calculation of Amortization expense

A patent is an intangible asset, and most intangible assets have zero residual value.

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