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Intermediate Accounting (Kieso)
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Short Answer

Everly Corporation acquires a coal mine at a cost of $400,000. Intangible development costs total $100,000. After extraction has occurred, Everly must restore the property (estimated fair value of the obligation is $80,000), after which it can be sold for $160,000. Everly estimates that 4,000 tons of coal can be extracted. If 700 tons are extracted the first year, prepare the journal entry to record depletion.

Answer

Inventory = $73,500

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Step by Step Solution

Step-by-Step SolutionStep 1: Meaning of Depletion

Depletion is defined as a reduction in the quantity of a production factor due to the manufacturing process. Companies generate new products by combining current goods and services. When old items are turned into new products, it is termed a production process.

Step 2: Preparing journal entry

Date

Particular

Debit ($)

Credit ($)

Inventory

73,500

Coal Mine

73,500

Working notes:

Calculating inventory per ton value

Calculating the value of inventory

Most popular questions for Business-studies Textbooks

(Depreciation Basic Concepts) Burnitz Manufacturing Company was organized on January 1, 2017. In 2017, it has used in its reports to management the straight-line method of depreciating its plant assets.

On November 8, you are having a conference with Burnitz’s officers to discuss the depreciation method to be used for income tax and stockholder reporting. James Bryant, president of Burnitz, has suggested the use of a new method, which he feels is more suitable than the straight-line method for the needs of the company during the period of rapid expansion of production and capacity that he foresees. Following is an example in which the proposed method is applied to a fixed asset with an original cost of $248,000, an estimated useful life of 5 years, and a salvage value of approximately $8,000.

Year

Year of life used

Fraction rate

Depreciation expense

Accumulated depreciation at the end of year

Book value at the end of Year

1

1

1/15

$16,000

$ 16,000

$232,000

2

2

2/15

32,000

48,000

200,000

3

3

3/15

48,000

96,000

152,000

4

4

4/15

64,000

160,000

88,000

5

5

5/15

80,000

240,000

8,000

The president favors the new method because he has heard that:

  1. It will increase the funds recovered during the years near the end of the assets’ useful lives when maintenance and replacement disbursements are high.
  2. It will result in increased write-offs in later years and thereby will reduce taxes.

Instructions

  1. What is the purpose of accounting for depreciation?
  2. Is the president’s proposal within the scope of generally accepted accounting principles? In making your decision, discuss the circumstances, if any, under which use of the method would be reasonable and those, if any, under which it would not be reasonable.
  3. The president wants your advice on the following issues.
    1. Do depreciation charges recover or create funds? Explain.

(2) Assume that the Internal Revenue Service accepts the proposed depreciation method in this case. If the proposed method were used for stockholder and tax reporting purposes, how would it affect the availability of cash flows generated by operations?

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