Market Research, Inc., has outstanding $200,000 face value, 10 percent bonds payable dated January 1, 2019, and maturing 10 years later. The corporation is required under the bond contract to transfer $18,000 each year to a sinking fund. The directors have also voted to restrict retained earnings by transferring $20,000 each year to a Retained Earnings Appropriated for Bond Retirement
1. Prepare entries in general journal form to record the 2019 transactions.
2. Prepare the partial balance sheet for December 31, 2028, showing the presentation of the Bond Sinking Fund Investment and the Retained Earnings Appropriated for Bond Retirement (assume Retained Earnings€”Unappropriated has a balance of $325,000).
3. Prepare the journal entries to retire the bonds and remove the appropriation of retained earnings on January 1, 2029.
On December 31, 2028, the balance in the Bond Sinking Fund Investment account is $200,000. The balance in the Retained Earnings Appropriated for Bond Retirement account is also $200,000.
Analyze: What percentage of total retained earnings had been allocated for bond retirement at December 31, 2028?
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College Accounting Chapters 1-30
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