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Fred and George have been in partnership for many years. The partners, who share profits and losses on a 60:40 basis, respectively, wish to retire and have agreed to liquidate the business. Liquidation expenses are estimated to be $10,000. At the date the partnership ceases operations, the balance sheet is as follows:


  Cash $ 100,000   Liabilities $ 80,000
  Noncash assets   200,000   Fred, capital   100,000
        George, capital   120,000
  Total assets $ 300,000   Total liabilities and capital $ 300,000


1. Prepare journal entries for the following transactions: (Do not round intermediate calculations. If no entry is required for a transaction/event, select “No journal entry required” in the first account field.)


a. Distributed safe cash payments to the partners.
b. Paid $40,000 of the partnership’s liabilities.
c. Sold noncash assets for $220,000.
d. Distributed safe cash payments to the partners.
e. Paid all remaining partnership liabilities of $40,000.
f. Paid $8,000 in liquidation expenses; no further expenses will be incurred.
g. Distributed remaining cash held by the business to the partners.



Ex. 2

A local partnership is to be liquidated. Commissions and other liquidation expenses are expected to total $19,000. The business’s balance sheet prior to the commencement of liquidation is as follows:


  Cash $ 27,000   Liabilities $ 40,000
  Noncash assets 254,000   Simpson, capital (20%) 18,000
      Hart, capital (40%) 40,000
      Bobb, capital (20%) 48,000
      Reidl, capital (20%) 135,000
     Total assets $281,000      Total liabilities and capital $281,000





Prepare a predistribution plan for this partnership.


Partner Capital Balance Loss Allocation Maximum loss that can be absorb
Schedule 1      
Schedule 2      
Schedule 3      


    Sampson Hart Bobb Reidl
Reported balances          
Assumed loss          
Schedule 1          
Adjusted Balances          
Assumed loss          
Schedule 2          
Adjusted balances          
Assumed loss          
Schedule 3          
Adjusted balances          


  1. 3
The Prince-Robbins partnership has the following capital account balances on January 1, 2015:


  Prince, Capital $ 70,000
  Robbins, Capital   60,000


      Prince is allocated 80 percent of all profits and losses with the remaining 20 percent assigned to Robbins after interest of 10 percent is given to each partner based on beginning capital balances.


      On January 2, 2015, Jeffrey invests $37,000 cash for a 20 percent interest in the partnership. This transaction is recorded by the goodwill method. After this transaction, 10 percent interest is still to go to each partner. Profits and losses will then be split as follows: Prince (50%), Robbins (30%), and Jeffrey (20%). In 2015, the partnership reports a net income of $15,000.


a. Prepare the journal entry to record Jeffrey entrance into the partnership on January 2, 2015. (If no entry is required for a transaction/event, select “No journal entry required” in the first account field.)


  1. 4
On January 1, 2015, Alamar Corporation acquired a 40 percent interest in Burks, Inc., for $210,000. On that date, Burks’s balance sheet disclosed net assets with both a fair and book value of $360,000. During 2015, Burks reported net income of $80,000 and cash dividends of $25,000. Alamar sold inventory costing $30,000 to Burks during 2015 for $40,000. Burks used all of this merchandise in its operations during 2015.


Prepare all of Alamar’s 2015 journal entries to apply the equity method to this investment. (If no entry is required for a transaction/event, select “No journal entry required” in the first account field.)


  • Record the acquisition of a 40 percent interest in Burks.


  1. 4
On December 31, 2014, PanTech Company invests $20,000 in SoftPlus, a variable interest entity. In contractual agreements completed on that date, PanTech established itself as the primary beneficiary of SoftPlus. Previously, PanTech had no equity interest in SoftPlus. Immediately after PanTech’s investment, SoftPlus presents the following balance sheet:


  Cash $ 20,000   Long-term debt $ 120,000
  Marketing software   140,000   Noncontrolling interest   60,000
  Computer equipment   40,000   PanTech equity interest   20,000
    Total assets $ 200,000   Total liabilities and equity $ 200,000


Each of the above amounts represents an assessed fair value at December 31, 2014, except for the marketing software.


a. If the marketing software was undervalued by $20,000, what amounts for SoftPlus would appear in PanTech’s December 31, 2014, consolidated financial statementounts?

Account Amount


b. If the marketing software was overvalued by $20,000, what amounts for SoftPlus would appear in PanTech’s December 31, 2014, consolidated financial statements?


Account Amount


  1. 5


On January 1, 2014, Harrison, Inc., acquired 90 percent of Starr Company in exchange for $1,125,000 fair-value consideration. The total fair value of Starr Company was assessed at $1,200,000. Harrison computed annual excess fair-value amortization of $8,000 based on the difference between Starr’s total fair value and its underlying net asset fair value. The subsidiary reported earnings of $70,000 in 2014 and $90,000 in 2015 with dividend declarations of $30,000 each year. Apart from its investment in Starr, Harrison had net income of $220,000 in 2014 and $260,000 in 2015.


a. What is the consolidated net income in each of these two years?


  2104 2015
Consolidated net income    


b. What is the ending noncontrolling interest balance as of December 31, 2015?


Noncontrolling Interest balance  



On January 1, 2014, Corgan Company acquired 80 percent of the outstanding voting stock of Smashing, Inc., for a total of $980,000 in cash and other consideration. At the acquisition date, Smashing had common stock of $700,000, retained earnings of $250,000, and a noncontrolling interest fair value of $245,000. Corgan attributed the excess of fair value over Smashing’s book value to various covenants with a 20-year life. Corgan uses the equity method to account for its investment in Smashing.
     During the next two years, Smashing reported the following:


  Net Income Dividends Inventory Purchases from Corgan
  2014 $ 150,000   $ 35,000   $ 100,000  
  2015   130,000     45,000     120,000  


Corgan sells inventory to Smashing using a 60 percent markup on cost. At the end of 2014 and 2015, 40 percent of the current year purchases remain in Smashing’s inventory.


a. Compute the equity method balance in Corgan’s Investment in Smashing, Inc., account as of December 31, 2015.


Investment Balance 12/31/15 $


b. Prepare the worksheet adjustments for the December 31, 2015, consolidation of Corgan and Smashing.(If no entry is required for a transaction/event, select “No journal entry required” in the first account field.)


Transactions Consolidating Entries Debit Credit
  1. Prepare entry G 5. Prepare entry D
  2. Prepare entry S 6. Prepare entry E
  3. Prepare entry A 7. Prepare TI
  4. Prepare entry I 8. Prepare G


*There are 48 journal entries in all (including the “No journal entry”)


  1. 7


Padre holds 100 percent of the outstanding shares of Sonora. On January 1, 2013, Padre transferred equipment to Sonora for $95,000. The equipment had cost $130,000 originally but had a $50,000 book value and five-year remaining life at the date of transfer. Depreciation expense is computed according to the straight-line method with no salvage value.


     Consolidated financial statements for 2015 currently are being prepared. What worksheet entries are needed in connection with the consolidation of this asset? Assume that the parent applies the partial equity method. (If no entry is required for a transaction/event, select “No journal entry required” in the first account field.)


Transactions Consolidating Entries Debit Credit
  1. Prepare entry TA
  2. Prepare entry ED

Note: There are twelve journal entries (including the” No journal entry”)


  1. 8 A
The Walston Company is to be liquidated and has the following liabilities:


  Income taxes $ 8,000
  Notes payable (secured by land)   120,000
  Accounts payable   85,000
  Salaries payable (evenly divided between two employees)   6,000
  Bonds payable   70,000
  Administrative expenses for liquidation   20,000


The company has the following assets:


  Book Value Fair Value
  Current assets $ 80,000 $ 35,000
  Land   100,000   90,000
  Buildings and equipment   100,000   110,000


How much money will the holders of the notes payable collect following liquidation?
Total Amount Collected $



On January 1, Dandu Corporation started a subsidiary in a foreign country. On April 1, the subsidiary purchased inventory at a cost of 120,000 local currency units (LCU). One-fourth of this inventory remained unsold at the end of the year while 40 percent of the liability from the purchase had not yet been paid. The U.S. $ per LCU exchange rates were as follows:


  January 1 $ 0.40
  April 1   0.38
  Average for the current year   0.36
  December 31   0.35


What should be the December 31 Inventory and Accounts Payable balances for this foreign subsidiary as translated into U.S. dollars using the current rate method?


Inventory $
Accounts Payable $


  1. 8C


Board Company has a foreign subsidiary that began operations at the start of 2015 with assets of 132,000 kites (the local currency unit) and liabilities of 54,000 kites. During this initial year of operation, the subsidiary reported a profit of 26,000 kites. It distributed two dividends, each for 5,000 kites with one dividend declared on March 1 and the other on October 1. Applicable exchange rates for 1 kite follow:


  January 1, 2015 (start of business) $ 0.80
  March 1, 2015   0.78
  Weighted average rate for 2015   0.77
  October 1, 2015   0.76
  December 31, 2015   0.75


a. Assume that the kite is this subsidiary’s functional currency. What translation adjustment would Board report for the year 2015?

Negative Translation adjustment $