Intermediate Accounting: Reporting...

3rd Edition
James M. Wahlen + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337788281



Intermediate Accounting: Reporting...

3rd Edition
James M. Wahlen + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337788281
Textbook Problem

Bliss Company owns an asset with an estimated life of 15 years and an estimated residual value of zero. Bliss uses the straight -line method of depreciation. At the beginning of the sixth year, the asset’s book value is $200,000 and Bliss changes the estimate of the asset’s life to 25 years, so that 20 years now remain in the asset’s life. Explain how this change will be accounted for in Bliss’s financial statements, and compute the current and future annual depreciation expense.

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Explain the way in which change in accounting estimate would be accounted in financial statements of Company B, and compute the annual depreciation expense.


Accounting changes: When a company requires to sacrifice the consistent accounting methods and procedures, to enhance the usefulness and relevance of the accounting information, those changes are referred to as accounting changes. Such inevitable accounting changes decrease the comparability and consistency of accounting information. The reasons for accounting changes could be new methods introduced by FASB (Financial Accounting Standards Board), changes in accounting principles, and changes in accounting estimates...

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