Question: Assume that on January 1 2011 Kimberly Clark Corp signs a

Assume that on January 1, 2011, Kimberly-Clark Corp. signs a 10-year non-cancelable lease agreement to lease a storage building from Trevino Storage Company. The following information pertains to this lease agreement.
1. The agreement requires equal rental payments of $90,000 beginning on January 1, 2011.
2. The fair value of the building on January 1, 2011 is $550,000.
3. The building has an estimated economic life of 12 years, with an unguaranteed residual value of $10,000. Kimberly-Clark depreciates similar buildings on the straight-line method.
4. The lease is nonrenewable. At the termination of the lease, the building reverts to the lessor.
5. Kimberly-Clark’s incremental borrowing rate is 12% per year. The lessor’s implicit rate is not known by Kimberly-Clark.
6. The yearly rental payment includes $3,088.14 of executory costs related to taxes on the property.
Prepare the journal entries on the lessee’s books to reflect the signing of the lease agreement and to record the payments and expenses related to this lease for the years 2011 and 2012. Kimberly-Clark’s corporate year end is December 31.

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