Linus Paper Company decided to close two small pulp mills in Conway, New Hampshire, and Corvallis, Oregon. These two closings do not represent a major shift in strategy for the company. Would these closings be reported in a separate section entitled “Discontinued operations after income from continuing operations”? Discuss.
Yes, the company must report the outcomes of closing other operations in the income statement.
A multi-step income statement reports transactions by bifurcating the business operations into two parts. It includes continued and discontinued operations. The loss and gain associated with the discontinued section are reported separately in the income statement.
The company should disclose the gain earned or loss incurred from the disposal of its other functions.
Also, such gains or losses should be disclosed in the discontinued operations section of the income statement after reporting the necessary information of continuing operations.
Which of the following statements is correct regarding income reporting under IFRS?
(a) IFRS does not permit revaluation of property, plant, equipment, and intangible assets.
(b) IFRS provides the same options for reporting comprehensive income as GAAP.
(c) Companies must classify expenses by nature.
(d) IFRS provides a definition for all items presented in the income statement.
(Income Statement, EPS) Presented below are selected ledger accounts of Tucker Corporation as of December 31, 2017.
Administrative expenses 100,000
Selling expenses 80,000
Net sales 540,000
Cost of goods sold 210,000
Cash dividends declared (2017) 20,000
Cash dividends paid (2017) 15,000
Discontinued operations (loss before income taxes) 40,000
Depreciation expense, not recorded in 2016 30,000
Retained earnings, December 31, 2016 90,000
Effective tax rate 30%
Vandross Company has recorded bad debt expense in the past at a rate of 1½% of accounts receivable, based on an aging analysis. In 2017, Vandross decided to increase its estimate to 2%. If the new rate had been used in prior years, cumulative bad debt expense would have been $380,000 instead of $285,000. In 2017, bad debt expense will be $120,000 instead of $90,000. If Vandross’s tax rate is 30%, what amount should it report as the cumulative effect of changing the estimated bad debt rate?
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