Advertising Agency, Inc. (AAA) is a calendar year, accrual basis C corporationheadquartered in St. Paul that provides advertising services to tour and travel companies. Assumethat AAA’s 2016 financial (book) income before tax is $2,000,000. AAA has been in existence forfive years and has deferred tax assets arising from prior year accounts receivable and deferred taxliabilities arising from depreciationon its 2015 financial balance sheet.
The following items have been included in AAA’s 2016 pre-tax financial (book) income:
?$80,000 from a two year advertising contract. Under the terms of the two year contract,
AAA started providing advertising services on September 1, 2016 to a major Minnesota
tour and travel company and received its entire advertising fee of $480,000 on that date.
?$10,000 of tax-exempt municipal bond interest from City of Minneapolis highway
?Life insurance premiums paid on key officers amounted to $5,000.
?$15,000 increase to its allowance for doubtful accounts; actual bad debts written off
amounted to $25,000.
?$20,000 contributions to political campaigns.
?$150,000 straight-line financial depreciation; total federal tax depreciation amounted to$100,000.
?$20,000 of substantiated meals and entertainment expenses.
?$2,000 Federal Trade Commission fine paid for deceptive advertising practices.
a. What amount of advertising income would AAA report on its financial (book) incomestatements in 2017 and 2018 from the two year advertising contract? Please show your workand explain your calculations.
b. What amount of advertising income would AAA report on its 2016 federal income tax returnfrom the two year advertising contract? What
amount of advertising income would AAA reporton its federal income tax returns in 2017 and 2018 from the two year advertising contract?
Please show your work and explain your calculations