Zurich Company reports pretax financial income of $70,000 for 2008. The following items cause taxable income to be different than pretax financial income.
1. Depreciation on the tax return is greater than depreciation on the income statement by $16,000.
2. Rent collected on the tax return is greater than rent earned on the income statement by $22,000.
3. Fines for pollution appear as an expense of $11,000 on the income statement.
Zurichs tax rate is 30% for all years, and the company expects to report taxable income in all future years. There are no deferred taxes at the beginning of 2008.
(a) Compute taxable income and income taxes payable for 2008.
(b) Prepare the journal entry to record income tax expense, deferred income taxes, and income taxes payable for 2008.
(c) Prepare the income tax expense section of the income statement for 2008, beginning with the line œIncome before income taxes.
(d) Compute the effective income tax rate for 2008.