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Thompson Payroll Service began in 2011 with 1,500,000 authorized and 820,000 issued and outstanding $8 par common shares. During 2011, Thompson entered into the following transactions:
a. Declared a $0.20 per share cash dividend on March 24.
b. Paid the $0.20 per share dividend on April 6.
c. Repurchased 13,000 common shares for the treasury at a cost of $12 each on May 9.
d. Sold 2,500 unissued common shares for $15 per share on June 19.
e. Declared a $0.40 per share cash dividend on August 1.
f. Paid the $0.40 per share dividend on September 14.
g. Declared and paid a 10 percent stock dividend on October 25 when the market price of the common stock was $15 per share.
h. Declared a $0.45 per share cash dividend on November 20.
i. Paid the $0.45 per share dividend on December 20.

Required:
1. Prepare journal entries for each of these transactions.
2. What is the total dollar amount of dividends (cash and stock) for the year?
3. Determine the effect on total assets and total stockholders’ equity of these dividend transactions.


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