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# Paulson Company issues 6%, four-year bonds, on January 1 of this year, with a par value...

Paulson Company issues 6%, four-year bonds, on January 1 of this year, with a par value of \$100,000 and semiannual interest payments.

 Semiannual Period-End Unamortized Discount Carrying Value (0) January 1, issuance \$ 6,733 \$ 93,267 (1) June 30, first payment 5,891 94,109 (2) December 31, second payment 5,049 94,951

Use the above straight-line bond amortization table and prepare journal entries for the following.

(a) The issuance of bonds on January 1.
(b) The first interest payment on June 30.
(c) The second interest payment on December 31.

 date general journal debit credit jan 01 June 30 dec 31

 Date General journal Debit Credit Jan 01 Cash 93267 Discount on Bonds payable 6733 Bonds payable 100000 June 30 Interest expense 3842 Discount on Bonds payable 842 =6733-5891 Cash 3000 =100000*6%*6/12 Dec 31 Interest expense 3842 Discount on Bonds payable 842 =5891-5049 Cash 3000 =100000*6%*6/12