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On January 2, 2006, Brueckner Corporation, a small company that follows private enterprise GAAP, issued $1.5 million of 10% bonds at 97 due on December 31, 2015. Legal and other costs of $110,000 were incurred in connection with the issue. Brueckner Corporation has adopted the policy of capitalizing and amortizing the legal and other costs incurred by including them with the bond recorded at the date of issuance. Interest on the bonds is payable annually each December 31. The $110,000 in issuance costs are being deferred and amortized on a straight-line basis over the 10-year term of the bonds. The discount on the bonds is also being amortized on a straight-line basis over the 10 years. (The straight-line method is not materially different in its effect compared with the effective interest method.) The bonds are callable at 102 (i.e., at 102% of their face amount), and on January 2, 2011, the company called a face amount of $850,000 of the bonds and retired them.
Instructions
(a) Ignoring income taxes, calculate the amount of loss, if any, that the company needs to recognize as a result of retiring the $850,000 of bonds in 2011. Prepare the journal entry to record the retirement.
(b) How would the amount of the loss calculated in part (a) differ if the policy for Brueckner Corporation had been to carry the bonds at fair value and thus expense the costs of issuing the bonds at January 2, 2006? Assuming that Brueckner Corporation had followed this policy, prepare the journal entry to record the retirement.
(c) How would your answers to (a) and (b) change if Brueckner were to follow IFRS?


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