Question: On October 1 2014 Tender Corporation issued 250 000 of 9

On October 1, 2014, Tender Corporation issued $250,000 of 9 percent bonds at 96. The bonds are dated October 1 and pay interest semiannually. The market rate of interest is 10 percent, and the company’s year-end is December 31. Prepare the journal entries to record the issuance of the bonds, the accrual of the interest on December 31, 2014, and the payment of the first semiannual interest on April 1, 2015. Assume the company uses the effective interest method to amortize the bond discount.

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