Entries for Disposition of Assets On December 31, 2010, Chrysler

Entries for Disposition of Assets On December 31, 2010, Chrysler Inc. has a machine with a book value of $940,000. The original cost and related accumulated depreciation at this date are as follows.

Machine                                  $1,300,000

Accumulated depreciation        360,000

Book value                                 $940,000

Depreciation is computed at $72,000 per year on a straight-line basis Presented below is a set of independent situations. For each independent situation, indicate the journal entry to be made to record the transaction. Make sure that depreciation entries are made to update the book value of the machine prior to its disposal.

(a) A fire completely destroys the machine on August 31, 2011. An insurance settlement of $630,000 was received for this casualty. Assume the settlement was received immediately.

(b) On April 1, 2011, Chrysler sold the machine for $1,040,000 to Avanti Company.

(c) On July 31, 2011, the company donated this machine to the Mountain King City Council. The fair value of the machine at the time of the donation was estimated to be $1,100,000.

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