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B-15.04 Problem

# B-15.04 Problem - 6,500,000 \$ 5,000,000 \$ Cost of goods...

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B-15.04 At the beginning of 20X2, Devin Company changed its method of accounting for certain operating expenses. The change in methods shifted from one acceptable method to another acceptable method. Devin Company's accounting department was not sure how to report the effect of the change, and has prepared the following alternative comparative income statements. The first option includes a cumulative effect catch-up adjustment for the change. The second option results in changing the amount of operating expenses previously reported for 20X1. The company faces a 35% tax rate. Which of the two income statements should be used? What was the dollar impact of the change in method, before and after tax. Did the change impact any years prior to 20X1? DEVIN COMPANY Income Statement For the Years Ending December 31, 20X1 and 20X2 20X2 20X1 Sales
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Unformatted text preview: 6,500,000 \$ 5,000,000 \$ Cost of goods sold 3,000,000 2,700,000 Gross profit 3,500,000 \$ 2,300,000 \$ Operating expenses 2,100,000 1,650,000 Income from continuing operations before income tax 1,400,000 \$ 650,000 \$ Income tax on income from continuing operations 490,000 227,500 Income from continuing operations 910,000 \$ 422,500 \$ Cumulative effect of change in method, net of tax 190,000-Net income 1,100,000 \$ 422,500 \$ DEVIN COMPANY Income Statement For the Years Ending December 31, 20X1 and 20X2 20X2 20X1 Sales 6,500,000 \$ 5,000,000 \$ Cost of goods sold 3,000,000 2,700,000 Gross profit 3,500,000 \$ 2,300,000 \$ Operating expenses 2,100,000 1,357,692 Income from continuing operations before income tax 1,400,000 \$ 942,308 \$ Income tax on income from continuing operations 490,000 329,808 Net income 910,000 \$ 612,500 \$...
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