Response to the following problem:
Robbins Inc. purchased the following assets of Marine Company for $500,000 cash on September 30, 2016:
Computer software 75,000
The building will be depreciated using the straight-line method. It has an estimated useful life of forty years and a residual value of 10% of cost.
The computer software has an estimated useful life of three years and no residual value. It will be amortized using the double-declining balance method. On January 2, 2017, the value of the computer software was estimated at $50,000. The computer software was sold on September 15, 2018 for $65,000. Robbins Inc. uses the ½ year rule to calculate depreciation and amortization expense in the year of acquisition and disposal. Its fiscal year-end is December 31.
1. Prepare journal entries to record
a. the $500,000 purchase
b. depreciation and amortization expense for 2016
c. the change in the value of the computer software at January 2, 2017
d. the sale of the computer software on September 15, 2018.
2. Calculate the carrying amounts of the assets at December 31, 2018.