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Intermediate Accounting (Kieso)
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Short Answer

Holt Company purchased a computer for $8,000 on January 1, 2016. Straight-line depreciation is used, based on a 5-year life and a $1,000 salvage value. In 2018, the estimates are revised. Holt now feels the computer will be used until December 31, 2019, when it can be sold for $500. Compute the 2018 depreciation.


Depreciation for 2018 = $2,350

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Step-by-Step SolutionStep 1: Meaning of Depreciation

Depreciation can be stated as the decline in the value of an asset over a useful period. All assets depreciate over time, except land, whose value increases with the passage of time. Among the various methods of depreciation, straight-line depreciation is considered to be the simplest and error-free method.

Step 2: Computation of depreciation expense

Calculation of annual depreciation

Calculating book value on January 1, 2018

Calculating depreciation expense for 2018

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(Depreciation—SYD, Act., SL, and DDB) The following data relate to the Machinery account of Eshkol, Inc. at December 31, 2017.






Original cost





Year purchased





Useful life

10 years

15,000 hours

15 years

10 years

Salvage value

$ 3,100

$ 3,000

$ 5,000

$ 5,000

Depreciation method

Sum-of-the year digits



Double-declining balance

Accum. depr. through 2017





*In the year an asset is purchased, Eshkol, Inc. does not record any depreciation expense on the asset. In the year an asset is retired or traded in, Eshkol, Inc. takes a full year’s depreciation on the asset.

The following transactions occurred during 2018.

  1. On May 5, Machine A was sold for $13,000 cash. The company’s bookkeeper recorded this retirement in the following manner in the cash receipts journal.

Cash 13,000

Machinery (Machine A) 13,000

b. On December 31, it was determined that Machine B had been used 2,100 hours during 2018.

c. On December 31, before computing depreciation expense on Machine C, the management of Eshkol, Inc. decided the useful life remaining from January 1, 2018, was 10 years.

d. On December 31, it was discovered that a machine purchased in 2017 had been expensed completely in that year. This machine cost $28,000 and has a useful life of 10 years and no salvage value. Management has decided to use the double-declining-balance method for this machine, which can be referred to as “Machine E.”


Prepare the necessary correcting entries for the year 2018. Record the appropriate depreciation expense on the above-mentioned machines. No entry is necessary for Machine D.


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