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Intermediate Accounting (Kieso)
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Short Answer

Simon Company determines that its goodwill is impaired. It finds that its implied goodwill is $360,000 and its recorded goodwill is $400,000. The fair value of its identifiable assets is $1,450,000. What is the amount of goodwill impaired?

The amount of goodwill that has been damaged is $40,000.

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Step1: Impaired Goodwill

When the carrying value of goodwill on financial statements exceeds its fair value, corporations declare a goodwill impairment charge. Goodwill is documented in accounting after a corporation buys assets and liabilities for a price that is higher than its identified net worth.

Step2: Calculation

The amount of goodwill that is impaired is calculated as follows:

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(Comprehensive Intangible Assets) Montana Matt’s Golf Inc. was formed on July 1, 2016, when Matt Magilke purchased the Old Master Golf Company. Old Master provides video golf instruction at kiosks in shopping malls. Magik plans to integrate the instructional business into his golf equipment and accessory stores. Magik paid $770,000 cash for Old Master. At the time, Old Master’s balance sheet reported assets of $650,000 and liabilities of $200,000 (thus owners’ equity was $450,000). The fair value of Old Master’s assets is estimated to be $800,000. Included in the assets is the Old Master trade name with a fair value of $10,000 and copyright on some instructional books with a fair value of $24,000. The trade name has a remaining life of 5 years and can be renewed at nominal cost indefinitely. The copyright has a remaining life of 40 years.


  1. Prepare the intangible assets section of Montana Matt’s Golf Inc. on December 31, 2016. How much amortization expense is included in Montana Matt’s income for the year ended December 31, 2016? Show all supporting computations.
  2. Prepare the journal entry to record amortization expenses for 2017. Prepare the intangible assets section of Montana Matt’s Golf Inc. on December 31, 2017. (No impairments are required to be recorded in 2017.)
  3. At the end of 2018, Magilke is evaluating the results of the instructional business. Due to fierce competition from online and television (e.g., the Golf Channel), the Old Master reporting unit has been losing money. Its book value is now $500,000. The fair value of the Old Master reporting unit is $420,000. The implied value of goodwill is $90,000. Magik has collected the following information related to the company’s intangible assets.

Intangible Asset

Expected Cash Flows (undiscounted)

Fair value

Trade names

$ 9,000

$ 3,000




Prepare the journal entries required, if any, to record impairments on Montana Matt’s intangible assets. (Assume that any amortization for 2018 has been recorded.) Show supporting computations.


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