Question: Park Company purchased 90 of the stock of Salt Company

Park Company purchased 90% of the stock of Salt Company on January 1, 2009, for $465,000, an amount equal to $15,000 in excess of the book value of equity acquired. This excess payment relates to an undervaluation of Salt Company’s land. On the date of purchase, Salt Company’s retained earnings balance was $50,000. The remainder of the stockholders’ equity consists of no-par common stock. During 2013, Salt Company declared dividends in the amount of $10,000, and reported net income of $40,000. The retained earnings balance of Salt Company on December 31, 2012, was $160,000. Park Company uses the cost method to record its investment.

Prepare in general journal form the workpaper entries that would be made in the preparation of a consolidated statements workpaper on December 31, 2013.

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