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Prepare the general journal entries

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    Assignment ID: FG133134572

    Question – Prepare the general journal entries

    (a) On 10 September 2021, the company paid a dividend of $210,000, which was declared on 14 July 2020. The company also declared and paid an interim dividend on 25 March 2022 from the retained earnings.

    (b) Share capital at 1 July 2021 comprised 1,000,000 ordinary shares. These were issued in April 2019 at an issue price of $3.50 and are fully paid. In relation to this issue $32,000 share issue costs were incurred, and these were paid by the company in May 2019. In November 2021 the company issued a prospectus inviting applications for 2,000,000 ordinary shares at an issue price of $4.00, with $3.00 payable on application and $1.00 due on allotment. All of these shares were issued in January 2022. All of the money required on allotment was received by the end of February 2022. Share issue costs in relation to this issue totalled $22,000 and were paid on 7 March 2022. Unless indicated otherwise, the following events/transactions are NOT reflected in the trial balance above. You will need to make appropriate adjustments if required.

    (c) On 30 June 2022, the directors decided to transfer $4,000,000 from the general reserve to the retained earnings.

    (d) On 14 July 2022 the directors declared a final dividend of 25c per share from retained earnings. This is not subject to further authorisation or approval.

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