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Intermediate Accounting (Kieso)
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Question: Treasure Land Corporation incurred the following costs in 2017

Cost of laboratory research aimed at discovery of new knowledge


Cost of testing in search for product alternatives


Cost of engineering activity required to advance the design of a product to the manufacturing stage



Prepare the necessary 2017 journal entry or entries for Treasure Land.


Debiting R&D expense by $430,000 and crediting to cash account with the same amount.

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Step 1: Meaning of R&D Expense

R&D costs are directly related to the research and development of a company's goods or services and any intellectual property created in the process. R&D costs are often incurred when a firm is looking for and developing new goods or services.

Step 2: Journal Entry





Research and development Expense


To Cash


(Being entry made to record treasure land)

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