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A CPA would recommend using plantwide overhead application rates under which of the following circumstances? a. The client is a multi-product manufacturer with predominantly indirect costs. b. The client produces products that heterogeneously consume resources. c. The client produces multiple services that heterogeneously consume resources. d. The client produces a single product.

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Chapter 5, Problem 23E
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A CPA would recommend using plantwide overhead application rates under which of the following circumstances?

  1. a. The client is a multi-product manufacturer with predominantly indirect costs.
  2. b. The client produces products that heterogeneously consume resources.
  3. c. The client produces multiple services that heterogeneously consume resources.
  4. d. The client produces a single product.

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Identify the correct option from the given situation.

Explanation of Solution

Plant wide overhead rate: Plant wide overhead rate is the rate a company uses to allocate its manufacturing overhead costs to products and cost centers.

Explanation for incorrect answer:

Option (a): Multi product is not suitable to use plant wide overhead application rate because the overhead cost must allocate to all the products.

Option (b): The products consume more heterogeneously resources is also not suitable to use plant wide overhead application rate because allocation of overhead is difficult...

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