On July 1, 2010, Harris Co. issued 6,000 bonds at $1,000 each. The bonds paid interest semiannually at 5%. The bonds had a term of 20 years. At the time of issuance, the market rate of interest was 7%. Harris uses the effective interest rate method to amortize bond premium or discount.
a. Calculate the present value of the bonds.
b. Prepare the journal entries to issue the bonds.
c. Prepare the journal entries to amortize the premium or discount as of July 1, 2011.
d. Prepare the journal entries to pay interest due to the bondholders as of January 1 and July 1, 2011.