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Question;1. Presented below is pension information related to Woods, Inc. for the year 2013.Service cost $84,000Interest on projected benefit obligation $46,000Interest on vested benefits $30,000Amortization of prior service cost due to increase in benefits $14,000Expected return on plan assets $21,000The amount of pension expense to be reported for 2013 is (Points: 5)$109,000.$153,000.$174,000.$123,000.2. Kasper, Inc. sponsors a defined-benefit pension plan. The following data relates to the operation of the plan for the year 2013.Service cost $260,000Contributions to the plan $250,000Actual return on plan assets $240,000Projected benefit obligation (beginning of year) $2,700,000Fair value of plan assets (beginning of year) $2,900,000The expected return on plan assets and the settlement rate were both 9%. The amount of pension expense reported for 2013 is (Points: 5)$503,000.00.$260,000.00.$242,000.00.$263,000.00.3. A pension liability is reported when (Points: 5)a) the net temporary taxable amounts will result in taxable amounts during the next fiscal year.b) the fair value of the pension plan assets exceeds the accumulated benefit obligation.c) the contributions for the period are less than the pension expense reported for the same period.d) the fair value of the pension plan assets is less than the accumulated other comprehensive income.4. What statement is true regarding post-retirement healthcare benefits? (Points: 5)a) The benefits can be easily projected and estimated.b) They are generally not prefunded.c) Benefits are paid on a monthly basis.d) The beneficiary is always restricted to the retiree only.5. Kathy's Kittens, Inc. has provided the following information for their post-retirement benefits plan for 2013.Service cost $860,000Discount rate 10%APBO, January 1, 2013 $5,200,000EPBO, January 1, 2013 $5,600,000Average remaining service to full eligibility 20 yearsAverage remaining service to expected retirement 25 yearsThe amount of post-retirement expense for 2013 is (Points: 5)a) $1,380,000.b) $1,588,000.c) $1,640,000.d) $1,420,000.6. On January 1, 2013, Laura's Living Company has the following defined benefit pension plan balances.Projected benefit obligation $8,800,000Fair value of plan assets 9,600,000The interest (settlement) rate applicable to the plan is 10%. On January 1, 2014, the company amends its pension agreement so that service costs of $350,000 are created. Other data related to the pension plan are as follows.2013 2014Service costs $145,000 $156,000Prior service costs amortization $0 $78,000Contributions (funding) to the plan $180,000 $232,000Benefits paid $165,000 $203,000Actual return on plan assets $960,000 $948,000Expected rate of return on assets 10% 10%Required:(a) Prepare a pension worksheet for the pension plan for 2013 and 2014.(b) For 2014, prepare the journal entry to record pension-related amounts.

 

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