Before preparing financial statements for the current year, the chief accountant for Paul Company discovered the following errors in the accounts.
1. The declaration and payment of $50,000 cash dividend was recorded as a debit to Interest Expense $50,000 and a credit to Cash $50,000.
2. A 10% stock dividend (1,200 shares) was declared on the $10 par value stock when the market price per share was $17. The only entry made was Stock Dividends (Dr.) $12,000 and Dividend Payable (Cr.) $12,000. The shares have not been issued.
3. A 4-for-1 stock split involving the issue of 400,000 shares of $5 par value common stock for 100,000 shares of $20 par value common stock was recorded as a debit to Retained Earnings $2,000,000 and a credit to Common Stock $2,000,000.

Prepare the correcting entries at December 31.

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