Ryan Book Company sells its products to customer of credit basis. An adjusting entry for bad debt expense is recorded only at December 31, the company's fiscal year-end. The 2017 balance sheet disclosed the following:
Receivables, net of allowance fo uncollectible accounts of $32,000 $442,000
During 2018, credit sales were $1,760,000, cash collections from customer $1,840,000, and $37,000 in accounts receivable were written off. In addition, $3,200 was collected from a customer whose account was written off in 2017. An aging of accounts receivable at December 31, 2018, reveals the following
Age Group Percentage of year end receivables in group Percentabe Uncollectible
0-60 65% 4%
61-90 10% 10%
91-120 20% 35%
over 120 days 5% 50%
1. Prepare summary journal entries to account for the 2018 write-offs and the collections of the receivables previously written off.
2. Prepare the year-end adjusting entry for bad debts according to each of the following situations:
a. Bad debt expense is estimated to be 3% of credit sales for the year
b. Bad debt expense is estimated by computing net realizable value of the receivables. The allowance for uncollectible accounts is estimated to be 10% of the year-end balance in accounts receivable
c. Bad debt expense is estimated by computing net realizable value of the receivables. The allowance for uncollectible accounts is determined by an aging of accounts receivable.
3. For situations a-c in number 2. above. what would the net amount of accounts receivable reported in the 2018 balance sheet?
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