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Stark Communications Ltd. had the following account balances on January 1, 2015:
During the year, the corporation completed the following transactions and adjusting entries affecting long-term assets.
Mar. 10. Purchased an artist contract from another company for $900,000.
Jul. 5. Sold furniture for $15,000 that was purchased on January 5, 2010, at a cost of $42,000. The furniture was depreciated on a straight-line basis over 10 years with an expected residual value of $4,000. (Record depreciation to date of sale.)
Sep. 12. Purchased recording equipment for $69,000.
Dec. 31. The recording industry is experiencing a minor recession. Stark’s accountant feels the carrying amount of the business exceeds its fair value by $500,000.
31. Recorded depreciation on the building using the straight-line method, assuming an estimated useful life of 10 years and a residual value of $250,000.
31. Recorded depreciation on the furniture and equipment using the straight-line method, assuming an estimated useful life of 10 years and no residual value.
31. Recorded amortization on the artists’ contracts using the double-declining-balance method, assuming an estimated life of 10 years and a $1,000,000 residual value.
Instructions
1. Journalize the transactions and the adjusting entries.
2. Prepare the balance sheet presentation for Stark Communications’ long-term assets as at December 31, 2015, with comparative amounts for December 31, 2014.


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