For A Business That Makes Advance Provision For Uncollectible Receivables A Jour

For a business that makes advance provision for uncollectible receivables (a) Journalize the entries to record the following: (1) Record the adjusting entry at December 31, the end of the fiscal year, to provide for doubtful accounts. The accounts receivable account has a balance of $800,000, and the contra asset account before adjustment has a debit balance of $600. Analysis of the receivables indicates doubtful accounts of $20,000. (2) In March of the following fiscal year, the $550 owed by Flake Co. on account is written off as uncollectible. (3) Eight months later, $200 of the Flake Co. account is reinstated and payment of that amount is received. (4) In October, $400 is received on the $600 owed by Doe Co. and the remainder is written off as uncollectible. (b) Based on the data in (a) (1) above, what is the net realizable value of the accounts receivable as reported on the balance sheet as of December 31? (c) Assuming that the business had been following the direct write-off procedure in accounting for uncollectible receivables, journalize the entries to record the following: (1) Recorded the write-off of account of Flake Co. [(a) (2) above]. (2) Reinstated account of Flake Co. for $200 and recorded payment of that amount received [(a) (3) above]. (3) Recorded the receipt of $400 from Doe Co. in (a) (4) above and wrote off the remainder owed as uncollectible

 

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