The following information relates to a company’s accounts receivable: accounts receivable balance at the beginning of the year, $360,000; allowance for uncollectible accounts at the beginning of the year, $25,000 (credit balance); credit sales during the year, $1,250,000; accounts receivable written off during the year, $16,000; cash collections from customers, $1,150,000. Assuming the company estimates bad debts at an amount equal to 3% of credit sales.
1. Calculate bad debt expense for the year.
2. Calculate the year-end balance in the allowance for uncollectible accounts.
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