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Question: On January 1, 2020, Abbey acquires 90


On January 1, 2020, Abbey acquires 90 percent of Benjamin’s outstanding shares. Financial information for these two companies for the years 2020 and 2021 follows (credit balances indicated by parentheses):



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Assume that a tax rate of 21 percent is applicable to both companies.
a. On consolidated financial statements for 2021, what are the income tax expense and the income tax currently payable if Abbey and Benjamin file a consolidated tax return as an affiliated group?
b. On consolidated financial statements for 2021, what are the income tax expense and income tax currently payable if they choose to file separate returns?

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