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Q25E_4

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Horngren'S Financial And Managerial Accounting
Found in: Page 661

Short Answer

Journalizing bond issuance and interest payments

On January 1, 2018, Roberts Unlimited issues 8%, 20-year bonds payable with a

face value of $240,000. The bonds are issued at 104 and pay interest on June 30 and

December 31.

Requirements

1. Journalize the issuance of the bonds on January 1, 2018.

2. Journalize the semiannual interest payment and amortization of bond premium on

June 30, 2018.

3. Journalize the semiannual interest payment and amortization of bond premium on

December 31, 2018.

4. Journalize the retirement of the bond at maturity, assuming the last interest payment

has already been recorded. (Give the date).

The bonds payable account is debited with $240,000, and the cash account is credited with $240,000.

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Step by Step Solution

Step 1: Definition of bonds issue on premium

When the bonds are issued greater than the market interest rate, then the bonds are known as the bond issue on premium.

Step 2: Journal entry for the retirement

Date

Particulars

Debit

Credit

January 1, 2038

8% Bonds Payable

$240,000

Cash

$240,000

(To record the retirement of the bond)

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