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Horngren'S Financial And Managerial Accounting
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Question: Accounting for cash dividends

Java Company earned net income of $85,000 during the year ended December 31, 2018. On December 15, Java declared the annual cash dividend on its 4% preferred stock (par value, $120,000) and a $0.25 per share cash dividend on its common stock (50,000 shares). Java then paid the dividends on January 4, 2019.


1. Journalize for Java the entry declaring the cash dividends on December 15, 2018.


Cash Dividend will be debited with $17,300; Dividend payable- Preferred and Dividend payable- common will be credited with $4,800 and $12,500 respectively.

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Step 1: Basic calculation

Step 2: Journals of declaring dividend





2018 December 15

Cash Dividend


Dividend payable- Preferred


Dividend payable- common


To record cash dividend declared

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