financeSuncoast Company set the following standard costs for one unit of its product.
$$
\begin{matrix}
\text{Direct materials (4.5 lbs. @ \$6 per lb.) }\ldots\ldots\ldots & \text{\$27}\\
\text{Direct labor (1.5 hrs. @ \$12 per hr.)}\ldots\ldots\ldots & \text{18}\\
\text{Overhead (1.5 hrs. @ \$16 per hr.)} \ldots\ldots\ldots & \text{24}\\
\text{Total standard cost}\ldots\ldots\ldots & \text{\$69}\\
\end{matrix}
$$
The predetermined overhead rate ($16.00 per direct labor hour) is based on an expected volume of 75% of the factory’s capacity of 20,000 units per month. Following are the company’s budgeted overhead costs per month at the 75% capacity level.$
$$
\begin{matrix}
\text{Overhead Budget (75\\% Capacity)}\\
\text{Variable overhead costs}\\
\text{Indirect materials} \ldots\ldots\ldots& \text{\$22,500}\\
\text{Indirect labor}\ldots\ldots\ldots & \text{90,000}\\
\text{Power}\ldots\ldots\ldots & \text{22,500}\\
\text{Repairs and maintenance} \ldots\ldots\ldots& \text{45,000}\\
\text{Total variable overhead costs}\ldots\ldots\ldots & \quad & \text{\$180,000}\\
\text{Fixed overhead costs}\\
\text{Depreciation—Building}\ldots\ldots\ldots& \text{24,000}\\
\text{Depreciation—Machinery}\ldots\ldots\ldots & \text{72,000}\\
\text{Taxes and insurance} \ldots\ldots\ldots& \text{18,000}\\
\text{Supervision} \ldots\ldots\ldots& \text{66,000}\\
\text{Total fixed overhead costs}\ldots\ldots\ldots & \quad & \text{180,000}\\
\text{Total overhead costs}\ldots\ldots\ldots & \quad & \text{\$360,000}\\
\end{matrix}
$$
$$
The company incurred the following actual costs when it operated at 75% of capacity in December.
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$$
\begin{matrix}
\text{Direct materials (69,000 lbs. @ \$6.10 per lb.) .} \ldots\ldots\ldots& \quad & \text{\$ 420,900}\\
\text{Direct labor (22,800 hrs. @ \$12.30 per hr.)}\ldots\ldots\ldots & \quad & \text{280,440}\\
\text{Overhead costs}\\
\text{Indirect materials .} \ldots\ldots\ldots& \text{\$21,600}\\
\text{Indirect labor}\ldots\ldots\ldots & \text{82,260}\\
\text{Power} \ldots\ldots\ldots& \text{23,100}\\
\text{Repairs and maintenance} \ldots\ldots\ldots& \text{46,800}\\
\text{Depreciation—Building}\ldots\ldots\ldots & \text{24,000}\\
\text{Depreciation—Machinery}\ldots\ldots\ldots & \text{75,000}\\
\text{Taxes and insurance}\ldots\ldots\ldots & \text{16,500}\\
\text{Supervision}\ldots\ldots\ldots & \text{66,000} & \text{355,260}\\
\text{Total costs}\ldots\ldots\ldots & \quad & \text{\$1,056,600}\\
\end{matrix}
$$
$ 1. Examine the monthly overhead budget to (a) determine the costs per unit for each variable overhead item and its total per unit costs and (b) identify the total fixed costs per month. 2. Prepare flexible overhead budgets for December showing the amounts of each variable and fixed cost at the 65%, 75%, and 85% capacity levels. 3. Compute the direct materials cost variance, including its price and quantity variances. 4. Compute the direct labor cost variance, including its rate and efficiency variances. 5. Prepare a detailed overhead variance report that shows the variances for individual items of overhead.