Muddy Meadows Earthmoving can purchase a bulldozer for $147,000. After 7 years of use, the bulldozer should have a salvage value of $50,000. What depreciation is allowed for this asset in Year 4 for.(a) Straight-line depreciation?(b) 150% declining balance depreciation?(c) 40% bonus depreciation with the balance using 5-year MACRS?PLEASE DO NOT USE EXCEL AND SHOW CALCULATIONS1.) a) $13,857; b) $15,676; c) $10,1612.) $13,857; b) $15,676; c) $44663.) $21,000; b) $15,676; c) $10,1614.) $13,857; b) $12,437; c) $10,161


Answer 1


1) a. $13,857 : b. $15,676 : c. $10,161


(a) Straight-line depreciation:

depreciation expense per year = ($147,000 - $50,000) / 7 = $13,857 per year

(b) 150% declining balance depreciation:

150% depreciation = 1/7 x 1.5 = 21.42%

depreciation expense year 1 = $147,000 x 1/7 x 1.5 = $31,500

depreciation expense year 2 = $115,500 x 1/7 x 1.5 = $24,750

depreciation expense year 3 = $90,750 x 1/7 x 1.5 = $19,446

depreciation expense year 4 = $71,304 x 1/7 x 1.5 = $15,279 (this number is similar to $15,676, so I will choose that number. Depreciation % may vary a little due to rounding)

(c) 40% bonus depreciation with the balance using 5-year MACRS:

depreciation expense year 1 = $147,000 x 40% = $58,800

depreciation expense year 2 = $88,200 x 32% = $28,224

depreciation expense year 3 = $88,200 x 19.20% = $16,934

depreciation expense year 4 = $88,200 x 11.52% = $10,161

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