Midland Telecom provides communication services in Iowa, Nebraska, the Dakotas, and Montana. Midland purchased goodwill as part of the acquisition of Shipley Wireless Company, which had the following figures.
- Journalize the entry to record Midland’s purchase of Shipley Wireless for $320,000 cash plus a $480,000 note payable.
- What special asset does Midland’s acquisition of Shipley Wireless identify? How should Midland Telecom account for this asset after acquiring Shipley Wireless? Explain in detail.