The Jets company recorded a deffered tax liability in the amount of $18,750 on December 2020 due to the book value of equipment exceeding the tax basis of equipment by $75,000. The difference will reverse equally over the next three years. In late 2020 the enacted tax rate increased to 42.5% beginning of 2022. Determine the income tax rate that is the enacted rate for 2020. What journal entry should the Jets record to adjust the deferred tax liability, if any?

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Asked Jan 23, 2019

The Jets company recorded a deffered tax liability in the amount of $18,750 on December 2020 due to the book value of equipment exceeding the tax basis of equipment by $75,000. The difference will reverse equally over the next three years. In late 2020 the enacted tax rate increased to 42.5% beginning of 2022. Determine the income tax rate that is the enacted rate for 2020. What journal entry should the Jets record to adjust the deferred tax liability, if any?

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Step 1

The deferred tax liability of $18,750 has been computed by multiplying the difference of the book value and tax basis of equipment which is $75,000 and the tax rate of the current year

So, the current year 2020 tax rate = 18750*100/7500=25% .

Step 2

This deferred tax needs to be adjusted in three years. The tax rate has increased from 2022. So, for 2021 the tax rate would be 25% i.e. the deferred tax liability reversed would be $6250. Now, the remaining 12500 needs to be increased to 42.5%

So, the tax liability due to increase in tax rate to 42.5% would be 12500*42.5/25=21,250

So, the deferred tax liability needs to be increased by 21,250-12,500=$8,750

Since, the tax rate has been increased; the company would be required to pass the following entry in 2020

Account

Debit $

Credit

 

 

 

Income Tax ...

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