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On January 1, 2014, Bretz, Inc., acquired 60 percent of the outstanding shares of Keane Company for $573,000 in cash. The price paid was proportionate to Keane’s total fair value although at the date of acquisition, Keane had a total book value of $810,000. All assets acquired and liabilities assumed had fair values equal to book values except for a copyright (6-year remaining life) that was undervalued in Keane’s accounting records by $120,000. During 2014, Keane reported net income of $150,000 and declared cash dividends of $80,000. On January 1, 2015, Bretz bought an additional 30 percent interest in Keane for $300,000.
The following financial information is for these two companies for 2015. Keane issued no additional capital stock during either 2014 or 2015. Also, at year-end, there were no intra-entity receivables or payables.


a. Show the journal entry Bretz made to record its January 1, 2015, acquisition of an additional 30 percent of Keane Company shares.
b. Prepare a schedule showing how Bretz determined the Investment in Keane Company balance as of December 31, 2015.
c. Prepare a consolidated worksheet for Bretz, Inc., and Keane Company for December 31,2015.


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