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# Interest During Construction Matrix Inc. borrowed \$1,000,000 at 8% to finance the construction of a new...

Interest During Construction Matrix Inc. borrowed \$1,000,000 at 8% to finance the construction of a new building for its own use. Construction began on January 1, 2016, and was completed on October 31, 2016. Expenditures related to this building were: January 1 \$252,000 (includes cost of purchasing land of \$150,000) May 1 310,000 July 1 420,000 October 31 276,000 In addition, Matrix had additional debt (unrelated to the construction) of \$500,000 at 9% and \$800,000 at 10%. All debt was outstanding for the entire year. Required: Compute the amount of interest capitalized related to the construction of the building. \$ If the expenditures are assumed to have been incurred evenly throughout the year: Compute weighted average accumulated expenditures \$ Compute the amount of interest capitalized on the building \$

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1) Compute the amount of interest capitalized related to the construction of the building

Expenditures Portion Outstanding Weighted average

Jan-01 252,000 10/12 210,000

May-01 310,000 6/12 155,000

Jul-01 420,000 4/12 140,000

Oct-31 276,000 0/12 0

505,000 * 8 % = 40,400

Actual interest

1,000,000 8% 80,000

500,000 9% 45,000

800,000 10% 80,000

205,000

As avoidable interest is less than actual interest thus 40,400 will be capitalized

2) -- Compute weighted average accumulated expenditures: \$ 629,000

Working: 1,258,000 / 2 = 629,000

-- Compute the amount of interest capitalized on the building: \$50,320

Working: 629,000 * 0.08 = 50,320

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