Marigold Corp., organized in 2020, has the following transactions related to intangible assets.1/2/20 Purchased patent (6-year life) $474,0004/1/20 Goodwill purchased (indefinite life) 360,0007/1/20 14-year franchise; expiration date 7/1/2034 588,0009/1/20 Research and development costs 166,000Calculate ending balances as at 12/31/20.  Ending balancesPatents $enter the ending balance in dollars Goodwill $enter the ending balance in dollars Franchises $enter the ending balance in dollars Research and Development Expense $enter the ending balance in dollars

Asked Nov 4, 2019

Marigold Corp., organized in 2020, has the following transactions related to intangible assets.

1/2/20   Purchased patent (6-year life)   $474,000
4/1/20   Goodwill purchased (indefinite life)   360,000
7/1/20   14-year franchise; expiration date 7/1/2034   588,000
9/1/20   Research and development costs   166,000

Calculate ending balances as at 12/31/20.

Ending balances
  $enter the ending balance in dollars 
  $enter the ending balance in dollars 
  $enter the ending balance in dollars 
Research and Development Expense
  $enter the ending balance in dollars 

Expert Answer

Step 1

A patent is the conceding of a right to the of a property by the government to the inventor.

Goodwill shows that a business has a utility past its really physical resources and liabilities.

Step 2


Amortization of patent= Cost ÷ Life in years

                                    =$474,000 ÷ 6 yrs.

                                    = $79,000

Ending bal. of patent on 12/31/20= Cost – Amortization

                                                      = $474,000 - $79,000



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Cost 6 Amortization of patent= Life in years 12 $588,000 6 14 12 = $21,000


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