The following defined pension data of Rydell Corp. apply to the year 2010.
Projected benefit obligation, 1/1/10 (before amendment) $560,000
Plan assets, 1/1/10 546,200
Pension liability 13,800
On January 1, 2010 Rydell Corp. through plan amendment, grants prior service benefits having a present value of
Settlement rate 9% Interest cost $680,000 x .09 =
Service cost 58,000 $61,200
Contributions (funding) 65,000
Actual (expected) return on plan assets 52,280
Benefits paid to retirees 40,000
Prior service cost amortization for 2010 17,000
For 2010, prepare a pension worksheet for Rydell Corp. that shows the journal entry for pension expense and the year-end balances in the related pension accounts.
The attached file contains detailed instructions for the creation of a pension worksheet. In this case, using the Rydell Corporation exercise as a specific example of the pension worksheet process.