Assume that the direct effects of this change are limited to the effect on depreciation and the related tax provision, and that the income tax rate was 30% in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Question #4 - What should be reported in Swift's income statement for the year ended December 31, 2019, as the cumulative effect on prior years of changing the estimated useful life of the machine?
Question 4b - What is the amount of depreciation expense on this machine that should be charged in Swift's income statement for the year ended December 31, 2019?
Please find below workings:
Question 4 - Cummulative effect of Depreciation as at Dec 2019 after prior year changes is Nil as per last column of working.
Question 4b - The amount of Depreciation as per last column is 112,500 in the income statement.
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