On March 1, 2014, Jager Metal Corp. issued 8% bonds dated January 1, 2014. The bonds have a
$900,000 par value, mature in 20 years, and pay interest semi-annually on June 30 and December 31. The bonds were sold to investors at their par value plus the two months’ interest that had accrued since the original issue date.
a. How much accrued interest was paid to Jager by the purchasers of these bonds on March 1, 2014?
b. Show the journal entries that Jager would make to record:
(1) The issuance of the bonds on March 1, 2014;
(2) The first interest payment on June 30, 2014; and
(3) The second interest payment on December 31, 2014.