Tanner-UNF acquired as a long-term investment $240 million of 6% bonds, dated July 1, on July 1, 2021. Company management has the positive intent and ability to hold the bonds until maturity. The market interest rate (yield) was 8% for bonds of similar risk and maturity. Tanner-UNF paid $200 million for the bonds. The company will receive interest semiannually on June 30 and December 31. As a result of changing market conditions, the fair value of the bonds at December 31, 2021, was $210 million.
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1. Prepare the journal entry to record Tanner-UNF’s investment in the bonds on July 1, 2021.
2. Prepare the journal entries by Tanner-UNF to record interest on December 31, 2021, at the effective (market) rate.
3. At what amount will Tanner-UNF report its investment in the December 31, 2021, balance sheet? Why?
4. Suppose Moody’s bond rating agency downgraded the risk rating of the bonds motivating Tanner-UNF to sell the investment on January 2, 2022, for $190 million. Prepare the journal entry to record the sale.