Harris Fabrics computes its predetermined overhead rate annually on the basis of direct labor-hours. At the beginning of the year, it estimated that 37,000 direct labor-hours would be required for the period’s estimated level of production. The company also estimated $505,000 of fixed manufacturing overhead expenses for the coming period and variable manufacturing overhead of $4.00 per direct labor-hour. Harris's actual manufacturing overhead for the year was $721,824 and its actual total direct labor was 37,500 hours.
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