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Intermediate Accounting - Multiple Choice Questions

30. Which of the following is not true about the discount on short-term notes payable?

a. The Discount on Notes Payable account has a debit balance.
b. The Discount on Notes Payable account should be reported as an asset on the balance sheet.
c. When there is a discount on a note payable, the effective interest rate is higher than the stated discount rate.
d. All of these are true.

32. Which of the following items is a current liability?

a. Bonds (for which there is an adequate sinking fund properly classified as a long-term investment) due in three months.
b. Bonds due in three years.
c. Bonds (for which there is an adequate appropriation of retained earnings) due in eleven months.
d. Bonds to be refunded when due in eight months, there being no doubt about the marketability of the refunding issue.

38. Which of the following statements is correct?

a. A company may exclude a short-term obligation from current liabilities if the firm intends to refinance the obligation on a long-term basis.
b. A company may exclude a short-term obligation from current liabilities if the firm can demonstrate an ability to consummate a refinancing.
c. A company may exclude a short-term obligation from current liabilities if it is paid off after the balance sheet date and subsequently replaced by long-term debt before the balance sheet is issued.
d. None of these.

39. The ability to consummate the refinancing of a short-term obligation may be demonstrated by

a. actually refinancing the obligation by issuing a long-term obligation after the date of the balance sheet but before it is issued.
b. entering into a financing agreement that permits the enterprise to refinance the debt on a long-term basis.
c. actually refinancing the obligation by issuing equity securities after the date of the balance sheet but before it is issued.
d. all of these.

40. Which of the following statements is false?

a. A company may exclude a short-term obligation from current liabilities if the firm intends to refinance the obligation on a long-term basis and demonstrates an ability to complete the refinancing.
b. Cash dividends should be recorded as a liability when they are declared by the board of directors.
c. Under the cash basis method, warranty costs are charged to expense as they are paid.
d. FICA taxes withheld from employees' payroll checks should never be recorded as a liability since the employer will eventually remit the amounts withheld to the appropriate taxing authority.

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30. Which of the following is not true about the discount on short-term notes payable?

b. The Discount on Notes Payable account should be reported as an asset on the balance sheet. ...

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This posting provides the answers to five multiple choice questions based on current liabilities and contingencies.

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