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Question: E7-9

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Intermediate Accounting (Kieso)
Found in: Page 366

Short Answer

Computing Bad Debts and Preparing Journal Entries) The trial balance before adjustment of Taylor Swift Inc. shows the following balances.

Debit

Credit

Accounts Receivable

$90,000

Allowance for Doubtful Accounts

1,750

Sales revenue (all on credit)

$680,000

Instructions

Give the entry for estimated bad debts assuming that the allowance is to provide for doubtful accounts on the basis of (a) 4% of gross accounts receivable and (b) 5% of gross accounts receivable and Allowance for Doubtful Accounts has a $1,700 credit balance.

Debit and Credit side of journal totals $8,150.

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Definition of Bad Debt Expenses

Bad debt expense is an account reporting the amount of money due from the receivables that are now uncollectible.

Journal entries

Date

Accounts and Explanation

Debit $

Credit $

a

Bad debt expenses

$5,350

Allowance for doubtful accounts

$5,350

(To record the allowance for doubtful accounts)

b

Bad debt expenses

$2,800

Allowance for doubtful accounts

$2,800

(To record the allowance for doubtful accounts)

$8,150

$8,150

Working note:

  1. Calculation of allowance:2.Calculation of allowance:

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