Lacy Construction has a noncontributory, defined benefit pension plan. At December 31, 2018, Lacy received the following information:
|Projected Benefit Obligation||($ in millions)|
|Balance, January 1||$||500|
|Prior service cost||26|
|Balance, December 31||$||553|
|Plan Assets||($ in millions)|
|Balance, January 1||$||370|
|Actual return on plan assets||42|
|Balance, December 31||$||414||
The expected long-term rate of return on plan assets was 10%.
There were no AOCI balances related to pensions on January 1, 2018.
At the end of 2018, Lacy amended the pension formula creating a
prior service cost of $26 million.
1. Determine Lacy's pension expense for 2018.
2. Prepare the journal entry(s) to record Lacy’s pension expense, gains or losses, prior service cost, funding, and payment of retiree benefits for 2018.
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