Estimating doubtful accounts Outlaw Bike Co. is a wholesaler of motorcycle supplies. An aging of the company’s accounts receivable on December 31 and a historical analysis of the percentage of uncollectible accounts in each age category are as follows: Age Class Balance Percent Uncollectible Not past due $ 892,000 3/4% 1-30 days past due 285,000 1 31-60 days past due 101,000 8 61-90 days past due 63,000 16 91-180 days past due 43,100 50 Over 180 days past due 17,700 80 $1,401,800 Estimate what the proper balance of the allowance for doubtful accounts should be as of December 31.

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Corporate Financial Accounting

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Chapter 8, Problem 8.11EX
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Estimating doubtful accounts

Outlaw Bike Co. is a wholesaler of motorcycle supplies. An aging of the company’s accounts receivable on December 31 and a historical analysis of the percentage of uncollectible accounts in each age category are as follows:

Age Class Balance

Percent

Uncollectible

Not past due $ 892,000 3/4%
1-30 days past due 285,000 1
31-60 days past due 101,000 8
61-90 days past due 63,000 16
91-180 days past due 43,100 50
Over 180 days past due 17,700 80
  $1,401,800  

Estimate what the proper balance of the allowance for doubtful accounts should be as of December 31.

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