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Issuance and Retirement of Bonds: Income Statement Presentation

Chris Mills Company issued its 9%, 25 year mortgage bonds in the principal amount of $5,000,000 on January 2, 1993,
at a discount of $250,000, which it proceeded to amortize by charges to expense over the life of the issue on a
straight-line basis. The indenture securing the issue provided that the bonds could be called for redeption in total but not in
part at any time before maturity at 104% of the principal amount, but it did not provide for any sinking fund.

On December 18, 2007, the company issued its 11%, 20 year debenture bonds in the principal amount of $6,000,000 at 102,
and the proceeds were used to redeem the 9%, 25 year mortgage bonds on January 2, 2008. The indenture securing the new issue
did not provide for any sinking fund or for retirement before maturity.


a) Prepare journal entries to record the issuance of the 11% bonds and the retirement of the 9% bonds.
b) Indicate the income statement treatment of the gain or loss from retirement and the note disclosure required.

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Instructions A
DR: Cash (6,000,000 x 102%) 6,120,000
CR: Bonds payable 6,000,000
CR: Bond ...

Solution Summary

The solution examines issuance and retirement of bonds. Income statement presentation are analyzed. Journal entries are prepared.