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During 2016 and 2017, Faulkner Manufacturing used the sum-of-the-years'-digits (SYD) method of depreciation for its depreciable assets, for both financial reporting and tax purposes. At the beginning of 2018, Faulkner decided to change to the straight-line method for both financial reporting and tax purposes. A tax rate of 40% is in effect for all years. For an asset that cost $22.100 with an estimated residual value of $1.100 and an estimated useful life of 10 years, the depreciation under different methods is as follows: Straight Line $2,100 2,100 $4,200 “AY:; 2.YS2RASx: Year 2016 2017 0 $3,818 3, 436 $1,718 1,336 7,254 3,054 Required: 1. Prepare the journal entry that Faulkner will record in 2018 related to the change. 2. Suppose instead that Faulkner previously used straight-line depreciation and changed to sum-of-the-years'- digits in 2018. Prepare the journal entry that Faulkner will record in 2018 related to the change.

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