Grace Carol Associates surveys American eating habits. The company’s accounts include Land, Buildings, Office Equipment, and Communication Equipment, with a separate Accumulated Depreciation account for each asset. During 2016, Grace Carol completed the following transactions:
Jan. 1 Purchased office equipment, $112,000. Paid $74,000 cash and financed the remaining with a note payable.
Apr. 1 Acquired land and communication equipment in a lump-sum purchase. Total cost was $340,000 paid in cash. An independent appraisal valued the land at $267,750 and the communication equipment at $89,250.
Sep. 1 Sold a building that cost $540,000 (accumulated depreciation of $240,000
through December 31 of the preceding year). Grace Carol received $380,000 cash from the sale of the building. Depreciation is computed on a straight-line basis. The building has a 40-year useful life and a residual value of $60,000.
Dec. 31 Recorded depreciation as follows:
Communication equipment is depreciated by the straight-line method over a five-year life with zero residual value.
Office equipment is depreciated using the double-declining-balance method over five years with a $2,000 residual value.
Record the transactions in the journal of Grace Carol Associates.