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Textbook Problem

When an account is written off under the allowance method, there should be a debit to Bad Debt Expense.

To determine

Identify whether the given statement is true or false.

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.

Accounts receivable:

Accounts receivable refers to the amounts to be received within a short period from customers upon the sale of goods and services on account. In other words, accounts receivable are amounts customers owe to the business. Accounts receivable is an asset of a business.

Write-off:

Write-off refers to deduction of a certain amount from accounts receivable, when it becomes uncollectible.

Example:

Prepare journal entry to write off accounts under allowance method:

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