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Question 4ISTQ

Intermediate Accounting (Kieso)
Found in: Page 262

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4. Franco Company uses IFRS and owns property, plant, and equipment with a historical cost of $5,000,000. At December 31, 2016, the company reported a valuation reserve of $690,000. At December 31, 2017, the property, plant, and equipment was appraised at $5,325,000. The valuation reserve will show what balance at December 31, 2017?

(a) $365,000.

(b) $325,000.

(c) $690,000.

(d) $0.

The correct option is (b) $325,000.

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Definition of Valuation Reserve

The reserve made by the business entity for getting protection against fluctuations in value of the asset is known as valuation reserve.

The Explanation for Correct Options

Valuation reserve on the balance sheet will be equal to:


Amount $

Appraised value of the asset


Less: Historical cost


Valuation Reserve


The Explanation for Incorrect Options

All other options are incorrect because they do not reflect the difference between the appraised value and the historical cost of the asset.

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