At the beginning of the year, Patrick Company acquired a computer to be used in its operations. The computer was delivered by the supplier, installed by Patrick, and placed into operation. The estimated useful life of the computer is five years, and its estimated residual value is significant. Required: 1. a. What costs should Patrick capitalize for the computer? b. What is the objective of depreciation accounting? 2. What is the rationale for using accelerated depreciation methods?

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At the beginning of the year, Patrick Company acquired a computer to be used in its operations. The computer was delivered by the supplier, installed by Patrick, and placed into operation. The estimated useful life of the computer is five years, and its estimated residual value is significant. Required: 1. a. What costs should Patrick capitalize for the computer? b. What is the objective of depreciation accounting? 2. What is the rationale for using accelerated depreciation methods?

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Step 1

1a. State how much of cost should capitalize for computer as shown below:

 

Total cost incurred by Patrick for making the computer ready to use in the operations are to be capitalized by Patrick. These costs include cost of purchase, installation cost and any other ancillary cost incurred to make the computer ready to use should be capitalized as cost of computer.

Step 2
  1. Objective of depreciation accounting as shown below:

 

Objective of depreciation accounting is to charge an expense in financial records for wear and tear of fixed assets. Charging of total cost of fixed asset at a ...

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