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27th Edition
WARREN + 5 others
ISBN: 9781337272094
Textbook Problem

Issuing bonds at face amount

On January 1, the first day of the fiscal year, a company issues a $8,000,000, 4%, 10-year bond that pays semiannual interest of $16,000 ($800,000 ×4% × 1 2 year), receiving cash of $800,000. Journalize the entries to record (a) the issuance of the bonds, (b) the first interest payment on June 30, and (c) the payment of the principal on the maturity date.

(a)

To determine

Bonds: Bonds are long-term promissory notes that are represented by a company while borrowing money from investors to raise fund for financing the operations.

Bonds Payable: Bonds payable are referred to long-term debts of the business, issued to various lenders known as bondholders, generally in multiples of $1,000 per bond, to raise fund for financing the operations.

To prepare: Journal entry to record issuance of the bonds.

Explanation

Prepare journal entry for issuance of bonds on January 1.

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Date Accounts and Explanation Post Ref Debit ($) Credit ($)
January 1 Cash 800,000

(b)

To determine

To prepare: Journal entry to record the first interest payment on June 30.

(c)

To determine

To prepare: Journal entry to record the payment of the principal on the maturity date.

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