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## What happens to interest expense When a bond is issued at a discount?

If a bond is issued at a premium or at a discount, the amount will be amortized over the years through to its maturity. On issuance, a premium bond will create a “premium on bonds payable” balance. At every coupon payment, interest expense will be incurred on the bond.

## How will the amortization of discount on bonds payable affect bond interest expense?

When using the effective interest method, the debit amount in the discount on bonds payable is moved to the interest account. Therefore, the amortization causes interest expense in each accounting period to be higher than the amount of interest paid during each year of the bond’s life.

## Does bond Premium reduce interest expense?

When a bond is issued at a price higher than its face value, the difference is called Bond Premium. The issuer has to amortize the Bond premium over the life of the Bond, which, in turn, reduces the amount charged to interest expense. … Generally, bond market values move inversely to interest rates.

## Is bond discount an expense?

An unamortized bond discount represents a difference between the face value of a bond and the amount actually paid for it by investors—the proceeds reaped by the bond’s issuer. The bond issuer amortizes—that is, writes off gradually—a bond discount over the remaining term of the associated bond as an interest expense.

## When bonds are issued at a discount the carrying value and the corresponding interest expense increase over time?

When bonds are issued at a discount (below face amount), the carrying value and the corresponding interest expense increase over time. Interest expense on bonds payable is calculated as the: Carrying value times the market interest rate. A bond issue with a face amount of $500,000 bears interest at the rate of 7%.

## When a bond is issued at a discount is the market interest rate higher or lower than the contract interest rate on the bond?

A discount bond is offered at a lower price than the prevailing market rate. Buying the bond at a discount means that investors pay a price lower than the face value of the bond. However, it does not necessarily mean it offers better returns than other bonds. Let take an example of a bond with a $1,000 face value.

With regards to bonds payable, the term amortize means to systematically allocate the discount on bonds payable, the premium on bonds payable, and the bond issue costs to Interest Expense over the remaining life of the bonds. … The most precise way to amortize these is to use the effective interest rate method.

## When bonds are sold at a discount between interest dates the buyer?

When bonds sell between interest payment dates, the purchaser will pay the price of the bonds plus the accrued interest because at the next interest payment date the buyer will receive interest for the entire interest period. You just studied 45 terms!

## When bonds are sold at a discount and the effective interest method is used at each subsequent interest payment date the cash paid is?

When bonds are sold at a discount and the effective interest method is used, at each subsequent interest payment date, the cash paid is: Less than the effective interest. A bond is issued with a face amount of $500,000 and a stated interest rate of 10%.

## How is the bond interest expense calculated?

To figure out the total interest paid, you take the face value of the bond, multiply it by the coupon interest rate, and then multiply that by the number of years corresponding to the term of the bond. … The total bond interest expense will be $1,000 x 2% x 5 years, or $100.

The amortized amount of this bond is credited as an interest expense. If the bond pays taxable interest, the bondholder can choose to amortize the premium, that is, use a part of the premium to reduce the amount of interest income included for taxes.

The nearest thing Premium Bonds have to an interest rate is their annual prize rate, currently 1%. The interest rate describes the “average” payout, but it is just a vague watermark.

The unamortized discount on bonds payable will have a debit balance and that decreases the carrying amount (or book value) of the bonds payable. The premium or discount is to be amortized to interest expense over the life of the bonds. Hence, the balance in the premium or discount account is the unamortized balance.

## When a bond is issued at a discount the semiannual amount of interest expense will be greater than the cash payment for interest?

T/F: When a bond is issued at a discount, the semiannual amount of interest expense will be greater than the cash payment for interest. True, because interest expense includes both cash interest and amortization of the discount.

## How do you record a bond discount?

Accounting for Bond Amortization

If there was a discount on bonds payable, then the periodic entry is a debit to interest expense and a credit to discount on bonds payable; this has the effect of increasing the overall interest expense recorded by the issuer.