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Exercise Issuance and Interest Amortization for Zero Coupon Note (Straight Line)

Kerwin Company borrowed $10,000 on a 2-year, zero coupon note. The note was issued on January 1, 2020. The face amount of the note, $12,544, is to be paid at maturity on December 31, 2021.

Required:

  1. Assuming straight line amortization, calculate the interest expense for 2020 and 2021.
  2. Prepare the entries to recognize the borrowing, the first year’s interest expense, and the second year’s interest expense plus redemption of the note at maturity.

To determine

Concept introduction:

Bonds:

Bonds are debt instruments issued by the borrower company to its lenders. Bonds are issued at a specified rate of interest and for a specified time period. The bondholders get a fixed rate of interest on the bonds and repayment of the bonds at the maturity date.

Amortization of Bonds premium or discount:

Bonds may be issued at a premium or discount. The premium or discount on issue of binds is amortized or the life of bonds using the straight line or effective rate methods.

Requirement 1:

To calculate:

The Interest expense for 2020 and 2021.

Explanation

The Interest expense for 2020 and 2021 is calculated as follo...

To determine

Concept introduction:

Bonds:

Bonds are debt instruments issued by the borrower company to its lenders. Bonds are issued at a specified rate of interest and for a specified time period. The bondholders get a fixed rate of interest on the bonds and repayment of the bonds at the maturity date.

Amortization of Bonds premium or discount:

Bonds may be issued at a premium or discount. The premium or discount on issue of binds is amortized or the life of bonds using the straight line or effective rate methods.

Requirement 2:

To prepare:

The Journal entries for the zero coupon bond.

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