On January 1, 2018, Shay issues $300,000 of 10%, 15-year bonds at a price of 97.75. Six years later, on January 1, 2024, Shay retires 20% of these bonds by buying them on the open market at 105.25. All interest is accounted for and paid through December 31, 2023, the day before the purchase. The straight-line method is used to amortize any bond discount. What is the carrying (book) value of the bonds and the carrying value of the 20% soon-to-be-retired bonds as of the close of business on December 31, 2023? How much did the company pay on January 1, 2024, to purchase the bonds that it retired? What is the amount of the recorded gain or loss from retiring the bonds? Prepare the journal entry to record the bond retirement at January 1, 2024.
|Discount on the bonds payable at the time of issue = 300000-300000*97.75% =||6750|
|Annual amortization = 6750/15 =||450|
|Discount amortized in 6 years upto January 1, 2024 = 450*6 =||2700|
|Balance of discount on bonds payable as on 31 December, 20123 = 6750-2700 =||4050|
|Carrying value of the bonds payable = 300000-4050 =||295950|
|Carrying value of the bonds to be retired = 295950*20% =||59190|
|Amount paid on purchase of the bonds = 300000*20%*105.25% =||63150|
|Loss on retirement:|
|Amount paid - Carrying value = 63150-59190 =||3960|
|Journal entry as on January 1, 2024:|
|Loss on retirement of bonds||3960|
|Discount on bonds payable||810|
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