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Mary Tappin, an assistant Vice President at Galaxy Toys, was disturbed to find on her desk a memo from her boss, Gary Resnick, to the controller of the company. The memo appears below:

GALAXY TOYS INTERNAL MEMO

Sept 15

To: Harry Wilson, Controller

Fm: Gary Resnick, Executive Vice President

As you know, we won't start recording many sales until October when stores start accepting shipments from us for the Christmas season. Meanwhile, we are producing flat-out and are building up our finished goods inventories so that we will be ready to ship next month.

Unfortunately, we are in a bind right now since it looks like the net income for the quarter ending on Sept 30 is going to be pretty awful. This may get us in trouble with the bank since they always review the quarterly financial reports and may call in our loan if they don't like what they see. Is there any possibility that we could change the classification of some of our period costs to product costs--such as the rent on the finished goods warehouse?

Please let me know as soon as possible. The President is pushing for results.

Mary didn't know what to do about the memo. It wasn't intended for her, but its contents were alarming.

Required:

a. Why has Gary Resnick suggested reclassifying some period costs as product costs?

b. Why do you think Mary was alarmed about the memo?

SHORT ANSWER 2

A partial listing of costs incurred at Boylen Corporation during March appears below:

Direct materials

$

181,000

Utilities, factory

$

10,000

Sales commissions

$

69,000

Administrative salaries

$

99,000

Indirect labor

$

32,000

Advertising

$

75,000

Depreciation of production equipment

$

28,000

Direct labor

$

120,000

Depreciation of administrative equipment

$

49,000

Required:

a. What is the total amount of product cost listed above? Show your work.

b. What is the total amount of period cost listed above? Show your work.

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