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Krall Company was formed on January 1, 2014, and began constructing a new plant. At the end of 2014, its auditor discovered that all expenditures involving long-term assets had been debited to an account called Fixed Assets. An analysis of the Fixed Assets account, which had a year-end balance of $2,644,972, disclosed that it contained the following items:
Cost of land ......................... $ 316,600
Surveying costs ......................... 4,100
Transfer of title and other fees required by the county .......... 920
Broker’s fees for land ..................... . 21,144
Attorney’s fees associated with land acquisition ........... 7,048
Cost of removing timber from land ................. 50,400
Cost of grading land ...................... 4,200
Cost of digging building foundation ................ 34,600
Architect’s fee for building and land improvements (80 percent building) .. 64,800
Cost of building construction .................. . 710,000
Cost of sidewalks ......................... 11,400
Cost of parking lots ....................... 54,400
Cost of lighting for grounds .................... 80,300
Cost of landscaping ....................... 11,800
Cost of machinery ........................ 989,000
Shipping cost on machinery .................... 55,300
Cost of installing machinery .................... 176,200
Cost of testing machinery .................... 22,100
Cost of changes in building to comply with safety
regulations pertaining to machinery ................ 12,540
Cost of repairing building that was damaged in the
installation of machinery ..................... 8,900
Cost of medical bill for injury received by
employee while installing machinery ................ 2,400
Cost of water damage to building during heavy
rains prior to opening the plant for operation ............. 6,820
Account balance ........................ $2,644,972
Krall sold the timber it cleared from the land to a firewood dealer for $5,000. This amount was credited to Miscellaneous Income. During the construction period, two of Krall’s supervisors devoted full time to the construction project. Their annual salaries were $48,000 and $42,000, respectively. They spent two months on the purchase and preparation of the land, six months on the construction of the building (approximately one-sixth of which was devoted to improvements on the grounds), and one month on machinery installation. When the plant began operation on October 1, the supervisors returned to their regular duties. Their salaries were debited to Factory Salaries Expense.

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1. Prepare a schedule with the following column headings: Land, Land Improvements, Buildings, Machinery, and Expense. Place each of the above expenditures in the appropriate column. Negative amounts should be shown in parentheses. Total the columns.
2. What impact does the classification of the items among several accounts have on evaluating the profitability performance of the company?



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