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Governmental Accounting Journal Entries

Benton County voted to establish an internal service fund to account for printing and copying for all its department and agencies. The County engaged in the following activities related to the new fund. Prepare transactions to record these events in the internal service fund. If no entry is required, write "No Entry Required."

a) The County Commission voted to transfer $200,000 from the General Fund to the internal service fund to establish the new fund.
b) Leased equipment to be used in printing activities. The total lease obligation is $600,000.
c) Issued $1 million in general obligation bonds at 101. The bonds were issued to acquire additional equipment. The bonds are to be serviced from the internal service fund.
d) Purchased equipment at a cost of $980,000. The equipment has an estimated useful life of nine years and an estimated salvage value of $80,000.
e) Billed the General Fund for 1998 copying and printing charges, $70,000.
f) Paid salaries to printing employees, $50,000.

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(a) General Fund 200,000
Internal Service Fund 200,000

(b) ISF - ...

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Solution briefly gives entries on general funds, equipment and cash.

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