Question: samtech manufacturing purchased land and building for 4 million in...
Samtech Manufacturing purchased land and building for $4
million. In addition to the purchase price, Samtech made the
following expenditures in connection with the purchase of the land
|Legal fees for drawing the contract||7,500|
|Pro-rated property taxes for the period after acquisition||41,000|
|State transfer fees||4,500|
An independent appraisal estimated the fair values of the land and building, if purchased separately, at $3.9 and $1.1 million, respectively. Shortly after acquisition, Samtech spent $87,000 to construct a parking lot and $45,000 for landscaping.
1. Determine the initial valuation of each asset Samtech acquired in these transactions.
2. Determine the initial valuation of each asset, assuming that immediately after acquisition, Samtech demolished the building. Demolition costs were $300,000 and the salvaged materials were sold for $8,500. In addition, Samtech spent $84,000 clearing and grading the land in preparation for the construction of a new building.