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Aging Receivables and Bad Debt Expense

Perkinson Corporation sells paper products to a large number of retailers. Perkinson’s accountant has prepared the following aging schedule for its accounts receivable at the end of the year.

Chapter 5, Problem 69E, Aging Receivables and Bad Debt Expense Perkinson Corporation sells paper products to a large number

Before adjusting entries are entered, the balance in the allowance for doubtful accounts is a debit of $480.

Required:

1. Calculate the desired postadjustment balance in Perkinson’s allowance for doubtful accounts.

2. Determine bad debt expense for the year.

To determine

(a)

Aging method:

This is a method in which the receivables are sorted according to their collectable estimation. This is done on the basis of their outstanding invoices period. Basically, aging means to check the how old an outstanding balance of receivable is present in the books.

To calculate:

The post adjustment balance in allowance for doubtful accounts.

Explanation

The Perkinson Corporation accounts receivables is as follows:

Accounts Receivables Amount ($) Proportion expected
Within discount period 3,84,500 0.004
130 days past due 1,87,600 0.015
3160 days past due 41,800 0.085
Over 60 days past due 21,400 0.200

This is given in the question

To determine

(b)

Aging method:

This is a method in which the receivables are sorted according to their collectable estimation. This is done on the basis of their outstanding invoices period. Basically, aging means to check the how old an outstanding balance of receivable is present in the books.

The computation of bad debt expense.

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