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Nelson Company has a defined benefit pension plan for its employees. At theend of 2019 and 2020, the following information is available in regard to this pension plan:

Chapter 19, Problem 3P, Nelson Company has a defined benefit pension plan for its employees. At theend of 2019 and 2020, the

Required:

  1. 1. Compute the amount of Nelson’s pension expense in 2019 and 2020.
  2. 2. Based on the available information, prepare all the journal entries related to Nelson’s pension plan for 2019 and 2020.
  3. 3. Next Level If the prior service cost was vested, explain how Nelson Company’s pension expense for 2019 would be different under IFRS.

1.

To determine

Compute the amount of pension expense of Company N for 2019 and 2020.

Explanation

Pension plan: Pension plan is the plan devised by corporations to pay the employees an income after their retirement, in the form of pension.

Compute the amount of pension expense of Company N for 2019 and 2020 as follows:

Particulars20192020
Service cost$211,000$217,000
Add: Interest cost on projected benefit obligation...

2.

To determine

Prepare necessary journal entries of Company N for 2019 and 2020.

3.

To determine

Explain the manner in which the pension expenses of company N would differ under IFRS during 2019, if the prior service cost was vested.

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