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Describe the process followed when estimating bad debt expense under the percentage of sales method.

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Explain the process followed to estimate bad debt expense, under percentage of sales method.

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Percentage of sales method:

Credit sales are recorded by debiting (increasing) accounts receivable account. The bad debts is a loss incurred out of credit sales, hence uncollectible accounts can be estimated as a percentage of credit sales or total sales.

It is a method of estimating the bad debts (expected loss on extending credit), by multiplying the expected percentage of uncollectible with the total amount of net credit sale (or total sales) for a specific period...

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College Accounting, Chapters 1-27 (New in Accounting from Heintz and Parry)
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