Reference no: EM131044324
Dillon’s Camping Equipment was burglarized on 3/10/15. It is unclear how many items were stolen. Dillon and its insurance company are currently working to estimate the dollar value of the stolen goods in order to reach a financial settlement under the existing property insurance policy.
Dillon’s tax return prepared at the end of 2014 revealed that the ended 2014 with a total inventory of $750,000. Dillon uses the same inventory account methods for tax and accounting purposes.
The insurance company has contacted Dillon’s suppliers and confirmed Dillon’s claim that purchases for 2015, prior to the date of the burglary, were $1,250,000. All inventory was purchased, FOB destination.
2015 sales taxes collected by Dillon and remitted to the state, prior to the date of the theft, were $155,000. The sales tax rate is 6% of sales.
An inventory was taken immediately after the burglary and the cost of equipment in stock was $165,000.
Dillon consistently sells equipment at a gross profit margin of 30%.
Required: Use the gross profit method to estimate the dollar value of stolen property.
NOTE: Be sure to show all your calculations. This has the possibility of partial credit. Incorrect answers without calculations will automatically result in zero points.