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1. Horner Corporation is authorized to issue 1,000,000 shares of $5 par value common stock. During 2010, its first year of operation, the company has the following stock transactions.

Jan. 1 Paid the state $2,000 for incorporation fees.
Jan. 15 Issued 500,000 shares of stock at $6 per share.
Jan. 30 Attorneys for the company accepted 500 shares of common stock as payment for legal services rendered in helping the company incorporate. The legal services are estimated to have a value of $7,000.
July 2 Issued 100,000 shares of stock for land. The land had an asking price of $900,000. The stock is currently selling on a national exchange at $8 per share.
Sept. 5 Purchased 15,000 shares of common stock for the treasury at $9 per share.
Dec. 6 Sold 11,000 shares of the treasury stock at $11 per share.

Journalize the transactions for Horner Corporation.

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Jan. 1 Paid the state $2,000 for incorporation fees.

The entry is
Jan. 1 Organization Expense Dr 2,000
Cash Cr 2,000

Jan. 15 Issued 500,000 shares of stock at $6 per share.

The entry is
Jan. 15 Cash (500,000 X 6) Dr 3,000,000
Common Stock (500,000 X $5) Cr 2,500,000
Paid in capital in excess of par Cr 500,000

Jan. 30 Attorneys for the company accepted 500 shares of common stock as payment for legal services rendered ...

Solution Summary

The solution explains the journal entries for the given stock transactions

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