27th Edition
WARREN + 5 others
ISBN: 9781337272094




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

Issuing bonds at a discount

On the first day of the fiscal year, a company issues a $3,000,000, 11%, five-year bond that pays semiannual Interest of $165,000 ($3,000,000 × 11% × 1 2 ), receiving cash of $2,889,599. Journalize the bond issuance.

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.

Discount on bonds payable: It occurs when the bonds are issued at a low price than the face value.

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


Prepare journal entry for issuance of bonds payable.

Date Account Title and Explanation Post Ref Debit ($) Credit ($)
Cash  2,889,599
Discount on Bonds Payable  (1) 110,401
Bonds Payable 3,000,000
(To record issuance of bonds payable at discount)

Table (1)

Working note:

Calculate discount on bonds payable...

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