Novotna Inc’s only temporary difference at the beginning and end of 2013 is caused by $3 million deferred gain for tax purposes for an installment sale of a plant asset, and the related receivables (only one half of which is classified as a current asset) is due in equal installments in 2014 and 2015. The related deferred tax liability at the beginning of the year is $1,200,000. In the 3rd quarter of 2013, a new tax rate of 34% is enacted into law and is scheduled to become effective for 2015. Taxable income for 2013 is $5,000,000 and taxable income is expected in all years.
a) Determine the amount reported as a deferred tax liability at the end of 2013. Indicate proper classifications.
b) Prepare the journal entry (if any) necessary to adjust the deferred tax liability when the new tax rate is enacted into law.
c) Draft the income tax expense portion of the income statement for 2013. Begin with the line “Income before income taxes.” Assume no permanent differences exist.