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It has been proposed that purchased goodwill should be written off immediately to shareholders’ equity. Evaluate the arguments in favor of and against this proposal.

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Describe the advantage and disadvantage of the given proposal.

Explanation

Goodwill: Goodwill is the good reputation developed by a company over years. This is recorded as an intangible asset, and is quantified when other company acquires. Goodwill should be recorded only when one company is acquired by another company. Goodwill value would be impaired, if the book value of goodwill is less than fair market value.

  • Goodwill is an intangible assets and it is different in nature from other intangible assets...

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