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Accounting for Treasury Stock

On August 19, 2019, Portland Corporation repurchases 1,400 shares of its outstanding common stock for $9 per share. On October 31, 2019, Portland sells 600 shares of treasury stock for $13 per share. Any additional sales of treasury stock during the year were sold for $4 per share. On December 31, 2019, Portland had no remaining treasury stock.

Required:

Prepare the necessary journal entries to record any transactions associated with treasury stock.

To determine

Concept introduction:

Treasury stock:

Treasury stock is the shares bought back by the company itself. A company may purchase its own shares and the shares bought back are called treasury stock. The journal entries are made at the time of sale and purchase of treasury stock as follows:

  • For Purchase of treasury stock:

    Treasury stock account is debited and cash account is credited with the cost of treasury stock purchased.

  • For Sale / Reissuance of treasury stock:

    Cash account is debited for the amount received on sale of treasury stock and the Treasury stock account is credited with the cost of treasury stock. For the difference in cost and sale value, Additional Paid in Capital and Retained earnings accounts are adjusted.

To prepare:

The Journal entries for the treasury stock transaction.

Explanation

The Journal entries for the treasury stock transaction are explained as follows:

Journal Entries
Date Account Titles Debit Credit
Aug. 19, 2019 Treasury Stock (1400 Shares @ $9) $ 12,600
Cash $ 12,600
(Being Treasury Stock purchased )
Oct...

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