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Ch. 1 - Introduction to Accounting
Ch. 2 - Transaction Analysis
Ch. 3 - Accrual Accounting Concepts
Ch. 4 - Merchandising Operations
Ch. 5 - Inventory
Ch. 6 - Internal Controls and Reporting Cash
Ch. 7 - Receivables and Investments
Ch. 8 - Long Lived Assets
Ch. 9 - Current Liabilities
Ch. 10 - Time Value of Money
Ch. 11 - Long Term Liabilities
Ch. 12 - Stockholders' Equity
Ch. 13 - Statement of Cash Flows
Ch. 14 - Financial Statement Analysis
Ch. 15 - GAAP vs IFRS
The Aging-of-Receivables Method helps us calculate the ending balance in the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts. We will have to use our BASE formula or T-account to calculate the Bad Debt Expense.

Concept #1: Net Accounts Receivable: Aging of Receivables Method

Practice: A company has gross accounts receivable totaling $150,000. The company uses the aging-of-receivables method to estimate the allowance for doubtful accounts. The company estimates that the amount of uncollectible receivables will be $3,600. Currently, the allowance for doubtful accounts has a debit balance of $800. What is the journal entry to record this year’s bad debt expense?