On January 1, 2011, Hunter Ltd. entered into an agreement to lease a truck from Situ Ltd. Both Hunter and Situ use IFRS. The details of the agreement are as follows:
Carrying value of truck for Situ Ltd................ $20,691
Fair value of truck .................... $20,691
Economic life of truck ................... 5 years
Lease term ....................... 3 years
Rental payments (at beginning of each month) .......... $620
Executory costs included in rental payments each month for insurance.. $20
Incremental borrowing rate for Hunter Ltd............ 12%
Hunter Ltd. guarantees Situ Ltd. that at the end of the lease term Situ Ltd. will realize $3,500 from selling the truck.
Additional information:
1. There are no abnormal risks associated with the collection of lease payments from Hunter.
2. There are no additional unreimbursable costs to be incurred by Situ in connection with the leased truck.
3. At the end of the lease term, Situ sold the truck to a third party for $3,200, which was the truck’s fair value at December 31, 2010. Hunter paid Situ the difference between the guaranteed residual value of $3,500 and the proceeds obtained on the resale.
4. Hunter knows the interest rate that is implicit in the lease.
5. Hunter knows the amount of executory costs included in the minimum lease payments.
6. Hunter uses straight-line depreciation for its trucks.
(a) Discuss the nature of this lease for both Hunter Ltd. (the lessee) and Situ Ltd. (the lessor).
(b) Assume that the effective interest of 12% had not been provided in the data. Prove the effective interest rate of 12% using a financial calculator or computer spreadsheet function.
(c) Prepare a lease amortization schedule for the full term of the lease using a computer spreadsheet.
(d) Prepare the journal entries that Hunter would make on January 1, 2011, and 2012, and any year-end adjusting journal entries at December 31, 2011, related to the lease arrangement, assuming that Hunter does not use reversing entries.
(e) Identify all accounts that will be reported by Hunter Ltd. on its comparative balance sheet at December 31, 2012, and 2011, and comparative income statement for the fiscal years ending December 31, 2012, and 2011. Include all the necessary note disclosures on the transactions related to this lease for Hunter and be specific about the classifications in each statement.
(f) Prepare the journal entry for Hunter’s payment on December 31, 2013, to Situ to settle the guaranteed residual value deficiency. Assume that no accruals for interest have been recorded as yet during 2013, but that the 2013 depreciation expense for the truck has been recorded.
(g) Prepare Hunter’s partial comparative statement of cash flows for the years ended December 31, 2012, and 2011, for all transactions related to the above information. Be specific about the classifications in the financial statement.

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