problem: Higher Corporation owned 51 percent of the voting common stock of Manato, Inc. The parent’s interest was acquired several years ago on the date that the subsidiary was formed. Consequently, no goodwill or other allocation was recorded in connection with the buying price.
On January 1, 2005, Manato sold $1,400,000 in ten-year bonds to the public at 108. The bonds pay a cash, or stated, interest rate of 10 percent payable every December 31. Higher acquired 40 percent of these bonds on January 1, 2006, at an effective interest rate of 11 percent.
What consolidation journal entry would have been recorded in connection with these intercompany bonds on December 31, 2006?