On March 31 2209 Hanson Corporation sold $7000000 of its 8% 10 year bonds for $6730500 including accrued interest. The bonds were date January 1 2009.
interest is paid semiannually on January 1 and July 1. On April 1 2013 Hanson purchased 1/2 of the bonds on the open market at 99plus accrued interest and
canceled them. Hanson uses the straight-line method for amortization of bond premiums and discounts.
A.) What was the amount of the gain or loss on retirement of the bonds?
B.) Prepare the journal entry needed at April 12013 to record retirement of the bonds. Assume that interest and premium or discount amortization have been
recorded through January 12013. Record interest and amortization on only the bonds retired.
C.) Prepare the journal entry needed at July 12013 to record interest and premium or discount amortization.