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On June 30, 2014, Macrosoft Company acquired a 10-acre tract of land. On the tract was a warehouse that Macrosoft intended to use as a distribution center. At the time of purchase, the land had an assessed tax value of $6,300,000, and the building had an assessed tax value of $11,200,000. Macrosoft paid $15,000,000 for the land and building. After the purchase, the company paid $1,000,000 to have various modifications made to the building.

Required:
1. At what amount should Macrosoft record the land and building?
2. For financial reporting purposes, why might Macrosoft managers prefer to assign a larger portion of the $15,000,000 to the land rather than to the building?



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