Question: Impairment Roland Company uses special strapping equipment in it

Impairment Roland Company uses special strapping equipment in its packaging business. The equipment was purchased in January 2009 for $10,000,000 and had an estimated useful life of 8 years with no salvage value. At December 31, 2010, new technology was introduced that would accelerate the obsolescence of Roland’s equipment. Roland’s controller estimates that expected future net cash flows on the equipment will be $6,300,000 and that the fair value of the equipment is $5,600,000. Roland intends to continue using the equipment, but it is estimated that the remaining useful life is 4 years. Roland uses straight-line depreciation.
(a) Prepare the journal entry (if any) to record the impairment at December 31, 2010.
(b) Prepare any journal entries for the equipment at December 31, 2011. The fair value of the equipment at December 31, 2011, is estimated to be $5,900,000.
(c) Repeat the requirements for (a) and (b), assuming that Roland intends to dispose of the equipment and that it has not been disposed of as of December 31, 2011.

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