Bidwell Leasing purchased a single-engine plane for $400,000 and leased it to Red Baron Flying Club for its fair value of $645,526 on January 1, 2011.
Terms of the lease agreement and related facts were:
a. Eight annual payments of $110,000 beginning January 1, 2011, the inception of the lease, and at each December 31 through 2017. Bidwell Leasing's implicit interest rate was 10%. The estimated useful life of the plane is eight years. Payments were calculated as follows:
b. Red Baron's incremental borrowing rate is 11%.
c. Costs of negotiating and consummating the completed lease transaction incurred by Bidwell Leasing were $18,099.
d. Collectibility of the lease payments by Bidwell Leasing is reasonably predictable and there are no costs to the lessor that are yet to be incurred.
1. How should this lease be classified
(a) By Bidwell Leasing (the lessor) and
(b) By Red Baron (the lessee)?
2. Prepare the appropriate entries for both Red Baron Flying Club and Bidwell Leasing on January 1, 2011.
3. Prepare an amortization schedule that describes the pattern of interest expense over the lease term for Red Baron Flying Club.
4. Prepare the appropriate entries for both Red Baron and Bidwell Leasing on December 31, 2011 (the second lease payment). Both companies use straight-line depreciation.
5. Prepare the appropriate entries for both Red Baron and Bidwell Leasing on December 31, 2017 (the final lease payment).