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Financial Accounting

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Carl Warren + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337272124

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15th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337272124
Chapter 10, Problem 3PEA
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A building acquired at the beginning of the year at a cost of $1,375,000 has an estimated residual value of $250,000 and an estimated useful life of 40 years. Determine (a) the double-declining-balance rate and (b) the double-declining-balance depreciation for the first year.

(a)

To determine

Determine the double-declining-balance rate.

Explanation of Solution

Double-declining-balance method: It is an accelerated method of depreciation under which the depreciation declines in each successive year until the value of asset becomes zero. Under this method, the book value (original cost less accumulated depreciation) of the long-term asset is decreased by a fixed rate. It is double the rate of the straight-line depreciation. Use the following formula to determine the annual depreciation:

Annual depreciation = Purchase price × (2Useful life)

Determine the double-declining-balance rate

(b)

To determine

Determine the double-declining-balance depreciation for the first year.

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