To figure out how much you can amortize each year, you take the unamortized bond premium and add it to the face value. Then multiply the result by the yield to maturity, and subtract it from the actual interest paid. For the first year, the unamortized bond premium is $80, so you would multiply $1,080 by 5% to get $54.

## What is the unamortized discount?

An unamortized bond discount represents **a difference between the face value of a bond and the amount actually paid for it by investors**—the proceeds reaped by the bond’s issuer. The bond issuer amortizes—that is, writes off gradually—a bond discount over the remaining term of the associated bond as an interest expense.

## How do you solve a discount bond?

The sum of the present value of coupon payments and principal is the market price of the bond. Market Price = $862.30 + $96.39 = $958.69. Since the market price is below the par value, the bond is trading at a discount of $1,000 – $958.69 = $41.31. The bond discount rate is, therefore, $41.31/$1,000 = 4.13%.

## How do you Journalize discounts on bonds payable?

The journal entry to record this transaction is to debit cash for $87,590 and debit discount on bonds payable for $12,410. The credit is to bonds payable for $100,000 ($87,590 + $12,410).

## How do you calculate unamortized amount?

**Example: Unamortized Bond Premium Calculation**

- Multiplying the selling price of the bond by the YTM yields $1,090 x 4% = $43.60.
- This value when subtracted from the coupon amount (5% coupon rate x $1,000 par value = $50) results in $50 – $43.60 = $6.40, which is the amortizable amount.

## What is the normal balance of discount on bonds payable?

The unamortized discount on bonds payable will have a debit balance and that decreases the carrying amount (or book value) of the bonds payable. The premium or discount is to be amortized to interest expense over the life of the bonds. Hence, the balance in the premium or discount account is the unamortized balance.

## Is discount on bonds payable an asset?

If the contractual interest rate is less than the market rate, bonds sell at a discount or at a price less than 100% of face value. Although Discount on Bonds Payable has a debit balance, **it is not an asset**; it is a contra account, which is deducted from bonds payable on the balance sheet.

## Is bonds Payable an asset?

Bonds payable is **a liability account** that contains the amount owed to bond holders by the issuer. This account typically appears within the long-term liabilities section of the balance sheet, since bonds typically mature in more than one year.