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Prepaid Expenses. Pamello, Inc., an engineering consulting

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Prepaid Expenses. Pamello, Inc., an engineering consulting firm, uses the cash method of
accounting. Compute the amount of Pamello's current year deductions for the following
a. On November 1 of the current year, it entered into a lease to rent some office space for
five years. The lease agreement states that the lease payments are $12,000 per year,
payable in advance each November 1 for the following 12-month period. Under the
terms of the lease, Pamello is required to pay a $5,000 deposit, refundable upon the
termination of the lease.
b. On December 1 of the current year, Pamello also renewed its malpractice insurance,
paying $18,000 for the three-year contract.
c. On December 31 of the current year, Pamello mailed out a check for $5,000 for drafting
services performed for it by an individual who lives in another city.
d. On December 31, the firm received a shipment of $700 worth of stationery and other
office supplies. Pamello has an open charge account with the office supply company which bills the firm monthly for charges made during the year.
e. Finally, on December 31, Pamello picked up some work that a local printing company
had done for it, which amounted to $1,000. The firm charged the $1,000 with its corporate
credit card.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  JKCPA replied 6 years ago.



Thanks for your question.


The answers are:


a. $2000.

Rent for 2 months @ $1000 per month is deductible. The refundable deposit is not a deductible expense.


b. $500

$18000/36. One month expense is currently deductible.


c. $5000


d. $0

The shipment was received but payment should have been already expensed when paid.


e. $1,000


Hope this helps,

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