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(Solved by Expert Tutors) Sarasota Company received the following selected information from its pe


operation of the company?s defined benefit pension plan for the year ended December 31, 2017.



January 1, 2017


December 31, 2017

Projected benefit obligation


$1,508,000


$1,537,000


Market-related and fair value of plan assets


807,000


1,138,700


Accumulated benefit obligation


1,581,000


1,702,800


Accumulated OCI (G/L)?Net gain


0


(200,800

)

The service cost component of pension expense for employee services rendered in the current year amounted to $79,000?and the amortization of prior service cost was $121,800. The company?s actual funding (contributions) of the plan in 2017 amounted to $251,000. The expected return on plan assets and the actual rate were both 10%; the interest/discount (settlement) rate was 10%. Accumulated other comprehensive income (PSC) had a balance of $1,218,000?on January 1, 2017. Assume no benefits paid in 2017.

Prepare the journal entry to record pension expense and the employer?s contribution to the pension plan in 2017.

Indicate the pension-related amounts that would be reported on the income statement and the balance sheet for Sarasota Company for the year 2017.

 


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