On July 1, 2007, Iaket Equipment Inc. issued $12,500,000 of 10-year, 11% bonds at an effective interest rate of 12%, receiving proceeds of $11,783,070. Interest on the bonds is payable semiannually on December 31 and June 30. The fiscal year of the company is the calendar year.
1. Journalize the entries to record the following:
a. The first semiannual interest payment on December 31, 2007, and the amortization of the bond discount, using the interest method.
b. The interest payment on June 30, 2008, and the amortization of the bond discount, using the interest method.
2. Determine the total interest expense for 2007.