Chapter 1 Problem 5
Johnson Family Care Inc. is a large ambulatory care center that provides comprehensive 24-hour primary and specialty care to a large suburban population in Pennsylvania. The center recently purchased new clinical laboratory equipment for $1.1 million and spent $22,000 to renovate a center room to accommodate the new equipment. The useful life of the equipment is estimated to be ten years, after which it can be sold for $75,000. Johnson uses a straight-line method to calculate book depreciation and pays tax at a rate of 40 percent. The equipment falls into the MACRS seven-year class.
a. What annual depreciation expense will be reported on the income statement for the center?
b. What annual depreciation expense will be reported for tax purposes?
c. Suppose Johnson sells the laboratory equipment at the end of Year 4 for $400,000. What impact would this have on the taxes paid by the center?
(a) Equipment Cost = $1 ,122,000 MACRS 7-year Deprecuation Year Depreciation Depreciation Rate... View the full answer