On January 1, 2018, Baltimore Company issued $250,000 face value, 8%, 5-year bonds at 102. Interest is paid annually on January 1. Baltimore uses the straight-line method for amortization. Use this information to determine the dollar value of the interest expense for the 2018 fiscal year. Round your answer to the nearest whole dollar.
The dollar value of the interest Expenses for 2018 Fiscal year
Straight line Method
Face value of the bond = 250,000
Issue Price of the bond = 250,000*1.02 = 255,000
Premium on Bonds Payables = issue Price - Face Value
=255,000-250,000 = 5,000
Premium amortized per annum = 5,000 /5 = $1,000 Per annum
Cash interst Per YEar = 250,000*8% = 20,000
Interest Expenses per Year = Cash interest - Premium amortized per YEar
= 20,000-1,000 = $9,000
Answer: Interest Expenses = $ 9,000
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