   Chapter 11, Problem 6E ### Intermediate Accounting: Reporting...

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James M. Wahlen + 2 others
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3rd Edition
James M. Wahlen + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337788281
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# Depreciation and Rate of Return Burrell Company purchased a machine for $20,000 on January 2, 2019. The machine has an estimated service life of 5 years and a zero estimated residual value. The asset earns income before depreciation and income taxes of$10,000 each year. The tax rate is 21%.Required:Compute the rate of return earned (on the average net asset value) by the company each year of the asset’s life under the straight-line and the double-declining-balance depreciation methods. Assume that the machine is the company’s only asset. (Round all calculations to the nearest dollar and the rate of return to two decimals.)

To determine

Ascertain the rate of return earned by company B for each year under double declining method and straight line method.

Explanation

Straight-line depreciation method: The depreciation method which assumes that the consumption of economic benefits of long-term asset could be distributed equally throughout the useful life of the asset is referred to as straight-line method.

Double-declining-balance method: The depreciation method which assumes that the consumption of economic benefits of long-term asset is high in the early years but gradually declines towards the end of its useful life is referred to as double-declining-balance method.

Ascertain the rate of return earned by company B for each year under straight line method as follows:

 Year Net Income (2)  (a) Average Book Value (b) (3) Rate of Return (a÷b) 2019 $4,740$18,000 26.33% 2020 4,740 14,000 33.86% 2021 4,740 10,000 47.4% 2022 4,740 6,000 79% 2023 4,740 2,000 237%

Table (1)

Working note (1):

Compute the depreciation expenses:

Depreciation expenses=Acquisition cost – Residual valueUseful life =$20,000$05 years=$4,000 per year Working note (2): Compute the net income:  Particulars Amount ($) Income before depreciation 10,000 Less: Depreciation expense (1) 4,000 Income before income taxes 6,000 Income tax expense ($6,000×21100) 1,260 Net income 4,740 Table (2) Working note (3): Calculate the average book value of the asset for each year:  Year Book Value (A) Depreciation (B) Ending Book Value (C=A−B) Average Book Value(A+C2) 2019$20,000 $4,000 (1)$16,000 $18,000 2020$16,000 $4,000 (1)$12,000 $14,000 2021$12,000 $4,000 (1)$8,000 $10,000 2022$8,000 $4,000 (1)$4,000 $6,000 2023$4,000 $4,000 (1) 0 2,000 Table (3) Note: Ending book value for the previous year is considered as the beginning book value for the current year. Ascertain the rate of return earned by company B for each year under double declining method as follows:  Year Net Income (6) (a) Average Book Value (7) (b) Rate of Return (a÷b)×100 2019$1,580 $16,000 9.88% 2020 4,108 9,600 42.79% 2021 5,625 5,760 97.66% 2022 6,535 3,456 189.09% 2023 5,852 1,296 451.54% Table (4) Working note (4): Compute the double declining rate: Useful life = 5 years Depreciation rate=100%5 years×2=40% Working note (5): 2019: Depreciation expense=Aquisition cost of equipment×Depreciation Rate (4)=$20,000×40100=\$8,000

2020:

Depreciation expense=[Aquisition cost of equipmentDepreciation expense for 2019]×Depreciation Rate (4

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