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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.


2. Journalize for Java the entry paying the cash dividends on January 4, 2019.


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

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Step 2: Journals of paying dividend





2019 Jan 4

Dividend payable- Preferred


Dividend payable- Common




To record payment of dividend

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