Joan Holtz (C)*
Joan Holtz said to the accounting trainer. " The
general principle for coming to the amount of a fixed
asset that may be to be made a fortune is reasonably crystal clear, but
right now there certainly are a great many problems in applying
this principle to specific circumstances. "
Following are some of the problems Joan Holtz
1 ) Suppose that the Bruce Making Company
applied its own maintenance crew to develop an
added wing upon its existing factory building.
What is the proper accounting treatment of
the following items?
a. Architects' charges.
b. The expense of snow removal dining building.
c. Funds discounts gained for quick payment in
materials purchased for construction.
d. The cost of building a put together construction
workplace and toolshed that would be tom down
when the factory side had been accomplished.
e. Curiosity on money borrowed to finance
f. Local real estate taxation for the period of constru-
ction around the portion of area to be filled by
the modern wing.
g. The cost of mistakes made during constmctiun.
they would. The expenses of the maintenance depar-
tment that include supervision; depreciation upon
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properties and gear of maintenance depa-
rtment shops; warmth, light, and power for these
shops; and allocations of cost to get such things as
the cafeteria, medical office, and personnel
i. The price tag on insurance during construction and
the cost of damage or losses on virtually any injuries or
losses not covered by insurance.
Assume that the Archer Cotlapany bought a large
piece of land, including the buildings thereon, with
the intent of razing the buildings and constructing
a combined motel and workplace in their place.
The existing complexes consisted of a theater and