Lawson leased equipment from Tirado on January 1 of the current year. The lease is a 12 year lease with annual payments of $175,000 due on each January 1, beginning with the current year. The present value of the lease is $1,424,318. Lawson’s incremental borrowing rate is 10%; Lawson knows that Tirado’s implicit interest rate is 8%. What is the balance of Lawson’s lease liability at December 31 or the current year?

A) $1,136,636
B) $1,249,318
C) $1,017,396
D) $1,143,814

Answer: B