Jefferson, Inc. issued $200,000 of 10-year, 4% bonds payable on January 1. Jefferson, Inc. pays interest each January 1 and July 1 and amortizes any discount or premium by the straight-line method. Jefferson, Inc. can issue its bonds payable under various conditions:
a. Issuance at par value
b. Issuance at a price of $130,000 when the market rate is 6.2%
c. Issuance at a price of $250,000 when the market rate is 3.2%
1. Journalize Jefferson’s issuance of the bonds and first semiannual interest payment for each situation. Explanations are not required.
2. Which condition results in the most interest expense for Jefferson, Inc.? Explain in detail.