Question: BZD a calendar year corporation made the following year end accruals

BZD, a calendar year corporation, made the following year-end accruals for 2015 financial statement purposes. In each case, determine how much of the accrued expense is deductible on BZD’s 2015 federal tax return.
a. A $55,000 expense and $55,000 liability for unpaid December salaries. BZD paid the entire liability to its employees before the end of January 2016.
b. A $40,000 expense and $40,000 liability for the CEO’s 2015 bonus. BZD paid $20,000 to the CEO on March 1, 2016, and the remaining $20,000 on May 1, 2016. BZD and the CEO are not related parties.
c. A $219,700 expense and $219,700 liability for accumulated vacation pay. No employees took vacation between January 1 and March 15, 2016.

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