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Textbook Problem

Discount amortization

Using the bond from Practice Exercise 14-3A, journalize the first interest payment and the amortization of the related bond discount. Round to the nearest dollar.

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 first interest payment and amortization of discount on bonds.

Explanation

Prepare journal entry for first interest payment and amortization of discount on bonds.

Date Account Title and Explanation Post Ref Debit ($) Credit ($)
Interest Expense (3) 60,940
Discount on Bonds Payable  (1) 10,940
Cash (2) 50,000
(To record semiannual payment of interest and amortization of discount on bonds)

Table (1)

Working notes:

Calculate discount on bonds payable semiannually.

 Discount on bonds payable semiannually)=DiscountonbondspayableperyearNumberofsemiannual=$109,40110=$10,940  (1)

Calculate the amount of cash interest

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