Question: The state government established a capital project fund in 2011

The state government established a capital project fund in 2011 to build new highways. The fund is supported by a 5 percent tax on diesel fuel sales in the state. The tax is collected by private gas stations and remitted in the following month to the State. The following transactions occurred during 2012:

1. The encumbrances outstanding at December 31, 2011, were re-established.
2. During the year, fuel taxes were remitted to the State totaling $26,250,000, including the amount due at the end of the previous year. In addition, $2,990,000 is expected to be remitted in January of next year for fuel sales in December 2012.
3. The State awarded new contracts for road construction totaling $29,000,000.
4. During the year, contractors submitted invoices for payment totaling $30,790,000. These were all under the terms of contracts (i.e., same $ amounts) issued by the State.
5. The State made payments on outstanding accounts of $31,500,000. The state government operates a debt service fund to service outstanding general obligation bonds. The following transactions occurred during 2012:

6. The state general fund provided cash of $4,500,000 through transfer to the debt service fund.
7. Payments for matured interest totaled $3,200,000, and payments for matured principal totaled $1,600,000 during the year.
8. In December, the State refunded bonds to obtain a better interest rate. New bonds were issued providing proceeds of $20,000,000, which was immediately used to retire outstanding bonds in the same amount.
Use the Excel template provided. A separate tab is provided in Excel for each of the requirements:
a. Prepare journal entries recording the events 1 to 8 (above) for the capital projects, and debt service funds.
b. Post the journal entries to T-accounts.
c. Prepare closing entries.
d. Prepare a Statement of Revenues, Expenditures, and Changes in Fund Balance for the Governmental Funds (the General Fund and special revenue fund financial statements have already been prepared).
e. Prepare a Balance Sheet for the Governmental Fund assuming all unexpended spendable net resources in the capital projects fund are classified as restricted and in the debt service fund are classified asassigned.
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