E21-7(b) Lessee-Lessor Entries, Sales-Type Lease

On January 1, 2012, Palmer Company leased equipment to Woods Corporation. The following information pertains to this lease.

1. The term of the noncancelable lease is 6 years, with no renewal option. The equipment reverts to the lessor at the termination of the lease.

2. Equal rental payments are due on January 1 of each year, beginning in 2012.

3. The fair value of the equipment on January 1, 2012, is $197,600, and its cost is $164,008.

4. The equipment has an economic life of 8 years, with an unguaranteed residual value of $11,070. Woods depreciates all of its equipment on a straight-line basis.

5. Palmer sets the annual rental to ensure an 10% rate of return. Woods’s incremental borrowing rate is 11%, and the implicit rate of the lessor is unknown.

6. Collectibility of lease payments is reasonably predictable, and no important uncertainties surround the amount of costs yet to be incurred by the lessor.


(Both the lessor and the lessee’s accounting period ends on December 31.)

(b) Calculate the amount of the annual rental payment. (Round present value factor calculations to 5 decimal places, e.g. 1.25124 and the final answer to 0 decimal places e.g. 58,971.)