Prepare the journal entry to record pension expense and the employer’s contribution to the pension…

 
   

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(Pension Expense, Journal Entries, and Statement Presentation) Ferreri Company received the following selected information from its pension plan trustee concerning the operation of the company’s defined benefit pension plan for the year ended December 31, 2012.

January 1,
2012

December 31,
2012

Projected benefit obligation

$1,500,000

$1,527,000

Market-related and fair value of plan assets

800,000

1,130,000

Accumulated benefit obligation

1,600,000

1,720,000

Accumulated OCI (G/L)—Net gain

–0–

(200,000)

The service cost component of pension expense for employee services rendered in the current year amounted to $77,000 and the amortization of prior service cost was $120,000. The company’s actual funding (contributions) of the plan in 2012 amounted to $250,000. 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 $1,200,000 on January 1, 2012. Assume no benefits paid in 2012.

Instructions

(a) Determine the amounts of the components of pension expense that should be recognized by the company in 2012.

(b) Prepare the journal entry to record pension expense and the employer’s contribution to the pension plan in 2012.

(c) Indicate the pension-related amounts that would be reported on the income statement and the balance sheet for Ferreri Company for the year 2012.