Using the information in E20-13 about Erickson Company’s defined benefit pension plan, prepare a 2017 pension worksheet with supplementary schedules of computations. Prepare the journal entries at December 31, 2017, to record pension expense and related pension transactions. Also, indicate the pension amounts reported in the balance sheet.
Defined benefit pension plans are retirement pension plans that are fully sponsored by the employer.
|General journal entries||Memo record|
Annual pension expense
Projected benefit obligation
Balance Jan 1, 2017
Journal entry for 2017
Accumulated OCI Dec31, 2017
Balance Dec 31, 2017
Dec 31, 2017
Other comprehensive income
(To record the pension expense)
|Balance Sheet as on December 31, 2017|
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (Gain/Loss)
Ferreri Company received the following selected information from its pension plan trustee concerning the operation of the company’s defined benefit pension plan for the year ended December 31, 2017. January 1, December 31, 2017 2017 Projected benefit obligation $1,500,000 $1,527,000 Market-related and fair value of plan assets 800,000 1,130,000 Accumulated benefit obligation 1,600,000 1,720,000 Accumulated OCI (G/L)—Net gain –0– (200,000) The service cost component of pension expense for employee services rendered in the current year amounted to $77,000 and the amortization of prior service cost was $120,000. The company’s actual funding (contributions) of the plan in 2017 amounted to $250,000. The expected return on plan assets and the actual rate were both 10%; the interest/discount (settlement) rate was 10%. Accumulated other comprehensive income (PSC) had a balance of $1,200,000 on January 1, 2017. Assume no benefits paid in 2017. Instructions (a) Determine the amounts of the components of pension expense that should be recognized by the company in 2017. (b) Prepare the journal entry to record pension expense and the employer’s contribution to the pension plan in 2017. (c) Indicate the pension-related amounts that would be reported on the income statement and the balance sheet for Ferreri Company for the year 2017.
Gingrich Importers provides the following pension plan information. Fair value of pension plan assets, January 1, 2017 $2,400,000 Fair value of pension plan assets, December 31, 2017 2,725,000 Contributions to the plan in 2017 280,000 Benefits paid retirees in 2017 350,000 Instructions From the data above, compute the actual return on the plan assets for 2017
Given the following items and amounts, compute the actual return on plan assets: fair value of plan assets at the beginning of the period $9,500,000; benefits paid during the period $1,400,000; contributions made during the period $1,000,000; and fair value of the plan assets at the end of the period $10,150,000.
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