Reference no: EM132609240
Thomson Corp. provides a defined benefit pension plan for its employees, and uses IFRS to account for it. The corporation's actuary has provided the following information for the year ended December 31, 2020:
Defined benefit obligation, Dec 31 525,000
Fair value of plan assets, Dec 31 625,000
Current service cost 240,000
Interest on defined benefit obligation 24,000
Past service costs 60,000
Expected and actual return on plan assets 82,500
Contributions to plan 200,000
Question 1: The pension expense to be reported for 2020 is
(A) $ 241,500.
(B) $ 324,000.
(C) $ 406,500.
(D) $ 441,500.
(E) $ 524,000.