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During 2016 and 2017, Agatha Corp. completed the following transactions relating to its bond issue. The corporation’s fiscal year is the calendar year.
2016
Jan. 1 Issued $300,000 of 10-year, 6 percent bonds for $294,000. The annual cash payment for interest is due on December 31.
Dec. 31 Recognized interest expense, including the straight-line amortization of the discount, and made the cash payment for interest.
Dec. 31 Closed the interest expense account.
2017
Dec. 31 Recognized interest expense, including the straight-line amortization of the discount, and made the cash payment for interest.
Dec. 31 Closed the interest expense account.
Required
a. When the bonds were issued, was the market rate of interest more or less than the stated rate of interest? If Agatha had sold the bonds at their face amount, what amount of cash would Agatha have received?
b. Prepare the general journal entries for these transactions.
c. Prepare the liabilities section of the balance sheet at December 31, 2016 and 2017.
d. Determine the amount of interest expense that will be reported on the income statements for 2016 and 2017.
e. Determine the amount of interest that will be paid in cash to the bondholders in 2016 and 2017.


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