Author: Christine Farr


Which of the following is likely to be used by a bond-rating agency to rate the general obligation bonds of a governmental entity?

Southwest City enters into a lease agreement that contains a nonappropriation clause.  The clause

In governmental fund-type  financial statements, the assets acquired under a capital lease would be reported at

An obligation issued in the name of a government on behalf of a nongovernmental entity is called

A City entered into a long-term capital lease for some office equipment.  Assuming the city maintains its books and records in a manner to facilitate preparation of fund financial statements, what entry would be made in the General Fund to record this event?

To seek protection under the Federal Bankruptcy Code, a governmental entity must

The City of Pocahontas issued $20 million in general obligation bonds at par.  The City loaned the proceeds to Domsee Fish Processors to expand the size of their facility, which would allow Domsee to hire additional workers.  The loan payments from Domsee to the City are established to match the principal and interest payments on the bond issue.  The bonds are payable exclusively from the loan repayments by Domsee.  The bonds are secured by the additional plant facilities built by Domsee.  Where should the City report the bonds on the annual financial report?

Sun City is located in Hailey County.  Sun Valley School District encompasses all of Sun City and some of Hailey County.  Property in Sun City is assessed at $400 million; property in Hailey County is assessed at $800 million; property in Sun Valley School District is assessed at $600 million.  The total debt outstanding for Sun City is $30 million; Hailey County is $50 million; Sun Valley School District is $45 million.  Compute the amount of direct and overlapping debt for Sun City.

The Southside City has $95 million of debt recorded in its Schedule of Changes in Long-Term Obligations, made up of $60 million of general obligation debt, $2 million of compensated absences payable, $8 million claims and judgments, and $25 million of obligations under capital leases.  The State limits the amount of general obligation debt that can be issued by a City to 20% of the assessed value of taxable property.  The assessed value of property in Southside City is $500 million.  The amount of legal debt margin for Southside City is

Governmental entities enter into capital leases, rather than conventional buy and borrow arrangements for which of the following reasons?  Capital leases

A state created a Housing Authority to provide financing for low-income housing.  The Authority issues bonds and uses the proceeds for that purpose.  Currently the Authority has outstanding $200 million in bonds backed by the State’s promise to cover debt service shortages should they arise.  The State Constitution specifically limits the State to no more than $2 million in general obligation debt.  How can the state officials defend the $200 million in debt outstanding?

A governmental entity that is unable to satisfy claims against it

Why would a government issue revenue bonds (which generally are issued at a higher rate of interest than general obligation bonds) even though the government knows that if revenues from the project are not sufficient to cover principal and interest payments, the government will use resources from general government activities to fund the principal and interest payments?

New City entered into a lease agreement for several new dump trucks to be used in general government activities.  Assuming the City maintains its books and records in a manner that facilitates the preparation of the fund financial statements, acquisition of these dump trucks would require entries in which of the following funds and/or schedules?

General long-term debt of a governmental entity includes

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