CA 10-1 - useful lives The added four stories is an...

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CA 10-1 (a) Expenditures should be capitalized when they benefit future periods. The cost to acquire the land should be capitalized and classified as land, a nondepreciable asset. Since tearing down the small factory is readying the land for its intended use, its cost is part of the cost of the land and should be capitalized and classified as land. As a result, this cost will not be depreciated as it would if it were classified with the capitalizable cost of the building. Since rock blasting and removal is required for the specific purpose of erecting the building, these costs are part of the cost of the building and should be capitalized and classified with the capitalizable cost of the building. This cost should be depreciated over the estimated useful life of the building. The road and the parking lot are land improvements, and these costs should be capitalized and classified separately as a land improvements. These costs should be depreciated over their estimated
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Unformatted text preview: useful lives. The added four stories is an addition, and its cost should be capitalized and classified with the capitalizable cost of the building. This cost should be depreciated over the remaining life of the original office building because that life is shorter than the estimated useful life of the addition. (b) A gain should be recognized on the sale of the land and building because income is realized whenever the earning process has been completed and a sale has taken place. The net book value at the date of sale would be composed of the capitalized cost of the land, the land improvement, and the building, as determined above, less the accumulated depreciation on the land improvement and the building. The excess of the proceeds received from the sale over the net book value at the date of sale would be accounted for as a gain in continuing operations in the income statement....
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