Timberly Construction negotiates a lump-sum purchase of several assets from a company that is going

Timberly Construction negotiates a lump-sum purchase of several assets from a company that is going out of business The purchase is completed on January 1, 2015, at a total cash price of $900,000 for a building, land, land improvements, and four vehicles The estimated market value of the assets are building, $508,800, land $297,600, land improvements, $28, 800; and four vehicles, $124, 800 The company’s fiscal year ends on December 31

1 Construct allocations of the lump-sum purchase price to the separate assets purchased (round per cents to the nearest 1%) Prepare the journal entry to record the purchase

2 Figure out the depreciation expense for year 2015 on the building using the straight-line method, assume a 15-year life and $27,000 salvage value

3 Figure out the depreciation expense for year 2015 on the land improvements assuming a five-year life and double-declining-balance depreciation

Analysis Component

4 Defend or refute this statement: Accelerated depreciation results in payment of less taxes over the asset’s life

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