### How do you amortize a bond?

First, calculate the bond premium by subtracting the face value of the bond from what you paid for it. Then, figure out how many months are left before the bondmatures and divide the bond premium by the number of months remaining. That tells you how much to amortize on a monthly basis.
Why do you amortize a bond?
An amortized bond is used specifically for tax purposes because the amortized bond discount is treated as part of a company's interest expense on its income statement. Amortizing a bond allows bond issuers to treat the bond discount as an asset over the life of the bond until the bond's maturity date.
What does it mean when a bond is amortized?
An amortized bond is one where the discount amount being amortized becomes part of its interest expense over the life of the bond. If a bond is issued at a discount i.e, an offered for sale below its par or face value—the discount must be treated either as an expense, or it can be amortized as an asset.
What is the straight line method of amortization?
The straight-line amortization method is the simplest way to amortize a bond or loan because it allocates an equal amount of interest over each accounting period in the debt's life. The straight line amortization formula is computed by dividing the total interest amount by the number of periods in the debt's life.
What is amortization of bond premium?
The Premium on Bonds Payable is a liability account that must be reduced to \$0 by the time the bonds mature. Reducing the Premium on Bonds Payable each period by a logical amount is called amortizing the premium on bonds payable oramortizing the bond premium.
What is an amortizing bond?
Similarly, an amortizing bond is a bond that repays part of the principal (face value) along with the coupon payments. Compare with a sinking fund, which amortizes the total debt outstanding by repurchasing some bonds. Each payment to the lender will consist of a portion of interest and a portion of principal.

An amortized bond is one where the discount amount being amortized becomes part of its interest expense over the life of the bond. If a bond is issued at a discount—that is, offered for sale below its par or face value—the discount must be treated either as an expense, or it can be amortized as an asset.

How do you amortize a bond?
First, calculate the bond premium by subtracting the face value of the bond from what you paid for it. Then, figure out how many months are left before the bondmatures and divide the bond premium by the number of months remaining. That tells you how much to amortize on a monthly basis.
Why do you amortize a bond?
An amortized bond is used specifically for tax purposes because the amortized bond discount is treated as part of a company's interest expense on its income statement. Amortizing a bond allows bond issuers to treat the bond discount as an asset over the life of the bond until the bond's maturity date.
What does it mean when a bond is amortized?
An amortized bond is one where the discount amount being amortized becomes part of its interest expense over the life of the bond. If a bond is issued at a discount i.e, an offered for sale below its par or face value—the discount must be treated either as an expense, or it can be amortized as an asset.
What is the straight line method of amortization?
The straight-line amortization method is the simplest way to amortize a bond or loan because it allocates an equal amount of interest over each accounting period in the debt's life. The straight line amortization formula is computed by dividing the total interest amount by the number of periods in the debt's life.
What is amortization of bond premium?
The Premium on Bonds Payable is a liability account that must be reduced to \$0 by the time the bonds mature. Reducing the Premium on Bonds Payable each period by a logical amount is called amortizing the premium on bonds payable oramortizing the bond premium.
What is an amortizing bond?
Similarly, an amortizing bond is a bond that repays part of the principal (face value) along with the coupon payments. Compare with a sinking fund, which amortizes the total debt outstanding by repurchasing some bonds. Each payment to the lender will consist of a portion of interest and a portion of principal.