# Another Lease Question- Operating- Lessee-

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jdl
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On the below question- can someone provide the journal entries to get to the solution. Thanks everyone!

In the long-term liabilities section of its balance sheet at December 31, Year 3, Mene Co. reported a finance lease liability of \$75,000, net of current portion of \$1,364. Payments of \$9,000 were made on both January 2, Year 4, and January 2, Year 5. Mene’s incremental borrowing rate on the date of the lease was 11%, and the lessor’s implicit rate, which was known to Mene, was 10%. In its December 31, Year 4, long-term liabilities section of the balance sheet, what amount should Mene report as a finance lease liability, net of current portion?

DS
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The total lease liability at the end of year 3 is \$76,364 so they should have \$7,636 of accrued interest payable on the lease due with the payment on January 2, year 4. The accrued interest is calculated using the 10% rate implicit in the lease since it is known to the lessee. The difference between accrued interest and the \$9,000 payment is the current portion of the lease at the end of year 3, or \$1,364. This reduces the lease liability to \$75,000 and thus at the end of year 4 there will be \$7,500 in accrued interest payable. Thus the current portion of the liability at the end of the year will be \$1,500 (9,000 – 7,500) and the noncurrent portion is \$73,500.

Journal entries:

```12/31/03:
Interest Expense      7,636
Interest Payable          7,636

1/2/04:
Lease Liability       1,364
Interest Payable      7,636
Cash                      9,000

12/31/04:
Interest Expense      7,500
Interest Payable          7,500

1/2/05:
Lease Liability       1,500
Interest Expense      7,500
Cash                      9,000
```
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