FA Module 12: Accounting for income taxes – homework assignment
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Homework assignment: Deferred tax assets and liabilities for depreciation
The tax rate is 20%. A firm uses straight line depreciation for fixed assets. A building bought for 880 on December 31, 20X0, has
● an eight year estimated useful life for the financial statements
● a four year estimated useful life for the tax return
● zero salvage value after its estimated useful life
The firm pays taxes of 50 in 20X1, 55 in 20X2, and 60 in 20X3. The firm has no other deferred tax assets or liabilities (besides the one related to this building).
A. What is the annual depreciation expense for the building in 20X1, 20X2, and 20X3?
B. What is the carrying value of the building on December 31, 20X3?
C. What is the annual tax depreciation for the building in 20X1, 20X2, and 20X3?
D. What is the tax basis of the building on December 31, 20X3?
E. What is the deferred tax asset or liability on December 31, 20X3?
F. What is the tax expense in 20X3?