A manufacturing company applies factory overhead based on direct labor hours. At the beginning of the year, it estimated that factory overhead costs would be $420,597 and direct labor hours would be 46,733. Actual factory overhead costs incurred were $439,569, and actual direct labor hours were 50,876. What is the amount of overapplied or underapplied manufacturing overhead at the end of the year?
Predetermined Overhead Rate = Estimated Factory Overhead Cost / Direct Labor Hours
= $ 420,597 / 46,733 Direct Labor Hours
= $ 9.00 Per Direct Labor Hour
Applied Overhead = Predetermined Overhead Rate * actual direct labor hours
= $ 9.00 Per Direct Labor Hour * 50,876 Direct Labor Hours
= $ 457,884
Since the Actual Overhead is less than the applied overhead, the overhead is overapplied.
The overapplied Overhead =Applied Overhead - Actual Overhead
= $ 457,884 - $ 439,569
= $ 18,315
Hence the correct answer is $ 18,315 Overapplied.
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