# On January 1, the first day of the fiscal year, a company issues an \$800,000, 4%, 10-year bond that pays semiannual interest of \$16,000 (\$800,000 × 4% × ½ 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.

### Financial Accounting

15th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337272124

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### Financial Accounting

15th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337272124
Chapter 14, Problem 2PEB
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## On January 1, the first day of the fiscal year, a company issues an \$800,000, 4%, 10-year bond that pays semiannual interest of \$16,000 (\$800,000 × 4% × ½ 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

Prepare journal entry to record issuance of the bonds.

### Explanation of Solution

Bonds: Bonds are long-term promissory notes that are issued 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.

Prepare journal entry for issuance of bonds on January 1.

 Date Accounts and Explanation Post Ref Debit (\$)

(b)

To determine

Prepare journal entry to record the first interest payment on June 30.

(c)

To determine

Prepare journal entry to record the payment of the principal on the maturity date.

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