9. A company’s annual pension expense calculation for its defined-benefit plan includes: A) the cost of employees’ service for years prior to their being employed by the company. B) the cost of employees’ service performed during the year. C) a deduction for the cash that the company actually sets aside to fund the plan. D) All of the above are true. E) None of the above is true.
Option D) All of the above are true is the correct option
Defined benefit plan:
- It is a specific retirement benefit plan through which the employee gets a guaranteed retirement benefit from the employer.
- Employees' control over the plan is very little. Responsibility of investing and distribution tied to the employer.
Pension expense components:
(+) Service Costs
(+) Interest on Liability
(-) Estimated Return on Plan Assets
(+) Amortization of Unamortized Prior Service Costs
(+/-) Gain or Loss
(+) Pension Expense
(-) Cash Payments
(+/-) Other Comprehensive Income/ Loss
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