At the beginning of 2020, Wertz Construction Company changed from the completed-contract method to recognizing revenue over time (percentage-of-completion) for financial reporting purposes. The company will continue to use the completed-contract method for tax purposes. For years prior to 2020, pretax income under the two methods was as follows: percentage-of-completion $120,000, and completed-contract $80,000. The tax rate is 20%. Prepare Wertz's 2020 journal entry to record the change in accounting principle.

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At the beginning of 2020, Wertz Construction Company changed from the completed-contract method to recognizing revenue over time (percentage-of-completion) for financial reporting purposes. The company will continue to use the completed-contract method for tax purposes. For years prior to 2020, pretax income under the two methods was as follows: percentage-of-completion $120,000, and completed-contract $80,000. The tax rate is 20%. Prepare Wertz's 2020 journal entry to record the change in accounting principle.

 

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