On October 5, 2017, Diamond in the Swifty Group Inc.’s board of directors decided to dispose of the Blue Division. A formal plan was approved. Diamond derives approximately 71% of its income from its human resources management practice. The Blue Division gets contracts to perform human resources management on an outsourced basis. The board decided to dispose of the division because of unfavourable operating results Net income for Diamond was $92,700 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 (after a charge for tax at 30% and after a writedown for the Blue assets). Income from operations of the Blue Division accounted for $4,500 (after tax) of this amount. Because of the unfavourable results and the extreme competition, the board believes that it cannot sell the business intact. Its final decision is to auction off the office equipment. The equipment is the division’s only asset and has a carrying value of $27,000 at October 5, 2017. The board believes that proceeds from the sale will be approximately $4,000 after the auction expenses. Currently, the estimated fair value of the equipment is $6,400. The Blue Division qualifies for treatment as a discontinued operation. Diamond prepares financial statements in accordance with ASPE Prepare a partial income statement for Diamond in the Swifty Group. The income statement should begin with income from continuing operations before income tax. (Enter negative amounts using either a negative sign preceding the number e.g. -45 or parentheses e.g. (45).)
Income from discontinued operations is distinguished from income from continuing operations in order to communicate to users that the company has disposed-off assets that generated this much income and that only income from continuing operations should be expected to be earned next year unless the proceeds from disposal are used in more profitable way.
NET INCOME FOR WHOLE UNIT OF DIAMOND IS $ 92,700 $
|INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE TAX
|LESS: INCOME TAX(92700||(49585.71)|
|INCOME FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS(4500*100/70)||6428.57|
|LOSS FROM IMPAIRMENT OF ASSETS OF DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS||(23000)|