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Textbook Problem

Dan’s Hardware is a small hardware store in the rural township of Twin Bridges. It rarely extends credit to its customers in the form of an account receivable. The few customers who are allowed to carry accounts receivable are long-time residents of Twin Bridges with a history of doing business at Dan’s Hardware. What method of accounting for uncollectible receivables should Dan’s Hardware use? Why?

To determine

Direct write-off method:

This method does not make allowance or estimation for uncollectible accounts, instead this method directly write-off the actual uncollectible accounts by debiting bad debt expense and by crediting accounts receivable. Under this method, accounts would be written off only when the receivables from a customer determined to be worthless.

To identify: The suitable accounting method for D Hardware for recording uncollectible receivables.

Explanation

Since, D Hardware is a small business, and it occasionally extends credit to its customers, it is obvious that it has small volume and numbers of accounts receivable...

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