Prepare the journal entry to record the write-off

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Question - At December 31, 2017, the trial balance of Bonita Industries contained the following amounts before adjustment.

 

Debit

Credit

Accounts Receivable

$189,100

 

Allowance for Doubtful Accounts

 

$1,570

Sales Revenue

 

930,400

(a) Prepare the adjusting entry at December 31, 2017, to record bad debt expense, assuming that the aging schedule indicates that $10,260 of accounts receivable will be uncollectible.

(b) Repeat part (a), assuming that instead of a credit balance there is a $1,570 debit balance in Allowance for Doubtful Accounts.

(c) During the next month, January 2018, a $2,140 account receivable is written off as uncollectible. Prepare the journal entry to record the write-off.

(d) Repeat part (c), assuming that Bonita Industries uses the direct write-off method instead of the allowance method in accounting for uncollectible accounts receivable.

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