On January 3, 2016, Wayne Co. paid $280,000 for a computer system. In addition to the basic purchase 1 answer below »

On January 3, 2016, Wayne Co. paid $280,000 for a computer system. In addition to the basic purchase price, the company paid a setup fee of $1,900, sales tax of $7,000, and $28,600 for a special platform on which to place the computer. Wayne s management estimates that the computer will remain in service for five years and have a residual value of $35,500. The computer will process 25,000 documents the first year, with annual processing decreasing by 2,500 documents during each of the next four years (that is. 22.500 documents in 2017; 20,000 documents in 2018; and so on). In trying to decide which depreciation method to use, the company president has requested a depreciation schedule for each of the three depreciation methods (straight-line, units-of-production, and double-declining-balance methods). Requirements 1. For each of the generally accepted depreciation methods, prepare a depreciation schedule showing asset cost, depreciation expense, accumulated depreciation, and asset book value? 2. Wayne reports to stockholders and creditors in the financial statements using the depreciation method that maximizes reported income in the early years of asset use. For income tax purposes, the company uses the depreciation method that minimizes income tax payments in those early years. Consider the first year Wayne Co. uses the computer. Identify the depreciation methods that meet Wayne s objectives, assuming the income tax authorities permit the use of any of the methods. 3

 

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