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Textbook Problem

Describe the steps to follow when using the allowance method to account for uncollectible accounts.

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Indicate the steps that are to be followed when using the allowance method to account for uncollectible accounts.

Explanation

Allowance method

It is a method for accounting bad debt expense, where uncollectible accounts receivables are estimated and recorded at the end of particular period. Under this method, bad debts expenses are estimated and recorded prior to the occurrence of actual bad debt, in compliance with matching principle by using the allowance for bad debts account.

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