Acc280 Financial Accounting: E7-8 Johnson Company uses the allowance method to account

Acc280 Financial Accounting

E7-8
Johnson Company uses the allowance method to account for uncollectible accounts receivable. Bad debt expense is established as a percentage of credit sales. For 2011, net credit sales totaled $4,500,000, and the estimated bad debt percentage is 1.5%. The allowance for uncollectible accounts, had a credit balance of $42,000 at the beginning of 2011 and $40,000, after adjusting entries, at the end of 2011.

Required:
1. What is bad debt expense for 2011?
2. Determine the amount of accounts receivable written off during 2011.
3. If the company uses the direct write-off method, what would bad debt expense be for 2011?
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