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On January 1, 2011, Diana Peter Company has the following defined benefit pension plan balances.

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Question;On January 1, 2011, Diana Peter Company has the following defined benefit pension plan balances.Projected benefit obligation $5,000,000Fair value of plan assets $5,000,000The interest (settlement) rate application to the plan is 10%. On January 1, 2012, the company amends its pension agreement so that prior service costs of $500,000 are created. Other data related to the pension plan are as follows.2011 2012Service Costs $200,000 $180,000Unrecognized prior service costs amortization -0- $90,000Contributions (funding) to the plan $120,000 $185,000Benefits paid $180,000 $280,000Actual return on plan assets $350,000 $260,000Expected rate of return on assets 7% 6%Instructions:(a) Prepare a pension worksheet for the pension plan for 2011 and 2012.(b) For 2012, prepare the journal entry to record pension-related amounts.(c) Variation: Assume the 12/31/12 balance of the unrecognized gain/loss account is 800,000 CR, how much amortization is needed, if any, during 2013? What would the entry on the 2013 sheet be? Assume an average remaining service life of 12 years.

 

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