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Income Effects of Uncollectible Accounts The credit manager and the accountant for Goldsmith Company are attempting to assess the effect on net income of writing off $100,000 of receivables. Goldsmith uses the aging method of determining bad debt expense and has the following aging schedule for its accounts receivable at December 31, 2019: The receivables being considered for write-off are all over 60 days past due. Required: What data would you examine to provide some assurance that a company was not holding uncollectible accounts in its accounts receivable rather than writing them off when they are determined to be uncollectible?

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Chapter 5, Problem 94.2C
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Income Effects of Uncollectible Accounts

The credit manager and the accountant for Goldsmith Company are attempting to assess the effect on net income of writing off $100,000 of receivables. Goldsmith uses the aging method of determining bad debt expense and has the following aging schedule for its accounts receivable at December 31, 2019:

Chapter 5, Problem 94.2C, Income Effects of Uncollectible Accounts The credit manager and the accountant for Goldsmith Company

The receivables being considered for write-off are all over 60 days past due.

Required:

What data would you examine to provide some assurance that a company was not holding uncollectible accounts in its accounts receivable rather than writing them off when they are determined to be uncollectible?

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