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11.29 Contrasting the use of an activity cost driver with a volume-based cost driver
Better Pet Care Services is located in rural Victoria, and treats farm animals and domestic pets. Providing veterinary care to the farm animals requires travel to the individual farms in the area, while veterinary care to domestic pets is usually conducted in the surgery located in the town. One of the partners, Dr Al Sashon, recently attended a small business management course in Melbourne. He was particularly interested in the discussions on activity-based analysis, and how the technique could better identify the costs of providing different services. His partner, Dr Jack Russell, prefers to keep the accounting records simple, and would prefer to maintain the current system of allocating indirect costs based on professional labour hours.
Use of cost driver*
use of cost
*Expressed in units of measure of the driver.
#Kennel services will now be directly traced as records will be kept of pets using this service.
Direct costs are $300 000 for farm animals and $200 000 (prior to inclusion of kennel services) for domestic pets.
b. Calculate the indirect cost allocation for farm animals and domestic pets using existing methods.
I don’t know how to answer for question b?