If intangibles are acquired for stock, how is the cost of the intangible determined?
Suppose intangibles are purchased in exchange for stock. In that case, the cost of the intangible is the fair value of the consideration given or the fair value of the consideration received, depending upon whichever is more.
Intangibles have two types of useful lives: limited and indefinite
It is the fair value of the consideration given or the fair value of the consideration received (whichever is more).
The following information relates to Moran Co. for the year ended December 31, 2017: net income $1,245.7 million; unrealized holding loss of $10.9 million related to available-for-sale debt securities during the year; accumulated other comprehensive income of $57.2 million on December 31, 2016. Assuming no other changes in accumulated other comprehensive income, determine (a) other comprehensive income for 2017, (b)comprehensive income for 2017, and (c) accumulated other comprehensive income at December 31, 2017.
Stave Company invests $10,000,000 in 5% fixed rate corporate bonds on January 1, 2017. All the bonds are classified as available-for-sale and are purchased at par. At year-end, market interest rates have declined, and the fair value of the bonds is now $10,600,000. Interest is paid on January 1. Prepare journal entries for Stave Company to (a) record the transactions related to these bonds in 2017, assuming Stave does not elect the fair option; and (b) record the transactions related to these bonds in 2017, assuming that Stave Company elects the fair value option to account for these bond.
Question: (Accounting for Research and Development Costs) Cuevas Co. is in the process of developing a revolutionary new product. A new division of the company was formed to develop, manufacture, and market this new product. As of year-end (December 31, 2017), the new product has not been manufactured for resale. However, a prototype unit was built and is in operation.
Throughout 2017, the new division incurred certain costs. These costs include design and engineering studies, prototype manufacturing costs, administrative expenses (including salaries of administrative personnel), and market research costs. In addition, approximately $900,000 in equipment (with an estimated useful life of 10 years) was purchased for use in developing and manufacturing the new product. Approximately $315,000 of this equipment was built specifically for the design development of the new product. The remaining $585,000 of equipment was used to manufacture the pre-production prototype and will be used to manufacture the new product once it is in commercial production.
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.
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