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Effect of Estimates of Life and Residual Value on Depreciation Expense

Hattiesburg Manufacturing purchased a new computer-integrated system to manufacture a group of fabricated metal and plastic products. The equipment was purchased from Bessemer Systems at a cost of $550,000. As a basis for determining annual depreciation expense, Hattiesburg’s controller requests estimates of the expected life and residual value for the new equipment. The engineering and production departments submit the following divergent estimates:

Chapter 7, Problem 79.1C, Effect of Estimates of Life and Residual Value on Depreciation Expense Hattiesburg Manufacturing

Before considering depreciation expense for the new equipment, Hattiesburg Manufacturing has net income in the amount of $250,000. Hattiesburg uses the straight-line method of depreciation.

Required:

Compute a full year’s depreciation expense for the new equipment, using each of the two sets of estimates.

To determine

Introduction:

Depreciation means a value which is used by the company by using the assets for the purpose the production.

To choose:

Calculate the value of depreciation under straight line for both estimates.

Explanation

Given information as per question

Cost of machine = $550000

Method − Straight line method

Depreciation as per Engineering Department Estimate

Depreciation =cost of machine +installation cost - scrap valuetotal life of machine

= $550000$9000010

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