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# Slate, Inc. has been using the percentage of credit sales method to estimate bad debts at...

Slate, Inc. has been using the percentage of credit sales method to estimate bad debts at the end of each month. During the month of November 2020, Slate generated sales revenue (all on account) of \$92,000 and estimated that 2% of those sales would be uncollectible.

2.) Starting in December, Slate switched to using the aging of receivables method. The company performed an aging of accounts receivable on December 31, 2020 and gathered the following information:

 Accounts Receivable \$120,000 Allowance for Doubtful Accounts (credit balance) 7,900 (Before adjusting entries) Estimated uncollectible Accounts Receivable 9,900 (Per the aging schedule)

3.) What is the amount of Net Accounts Receivable that will be reported on the financial statements at December 31, 2020?

4.) Early in 2021, Slater decides to write off an \$1,100 receivable because the customer filed for bankruptcy. Prepare the journal entry to record the write off of the receivable.

1. Adjusting entry on 30th Nov

Profit & Loss account debit 1840

To Provision for bad debts account 1840

92000*2%= 1840

2.Adjustment entries on 31st Dec 2020:

Profit & Loss account debit 2000

To Provision for bad debts account 2000

Total uncollectable receivable as per ageing schedule- 9900-7900( credit balance of provision on december opening)= 2000( additional provision required.

Assumed 7900 credit balance in provision is opening balance as on 1st of dec considering Nov adjustment. If not then 2000-1840 created in Nov= 160 additional provision required.

Provision for bad debts account debit 1100

To Accounts receivable 1100

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