Elixir inc purchased equipement in 2018 for $50,000 with no residual value. On December 31, 2020 accumulated depreciation using the straight-line method for financial reporting was 15,000. for tax purposes elixir uses MACRS depreciation resulting in $35,600 in accumulated depreciation for tax purposes onDecember 31, 2020. taxable income was $100,000 for 2020 and the companies tax rate was 25%. determine the GAAP basis of equipment on December 30, 2020. determine the tax basis of equipment on December 30 2020. Assuming a different tax liability balance of 4900 on December 31, 2019 report income tax expense for 2020.
Tax expenses for the year are calculated as per GAAP basis. The GAAP basis of equipment is the straight line method of depreciation.
However, tax is payable using the tax rate specified by the IRS. So, the tax basis of equipment is the MACRS .
Since, more depreciation is allowed by the tax basis, deferred tax liability needs to be created to adjust the impact of less depreciation allowable under tax in future years.
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