Question

On October 31, Advantage Tennis Equipment had a $160,000 debit balance in Accounts Receivable. During November, Advantage Tennis Equipment had the following transactions:
■ Sales of $540,000, all on credit. Ignore cost of goods sold.
■ Collections on account, $530,000.
■ Write-offs of uncollectible receivables, $4,000.

Requirements
1. Assume that Advantage Tennis Equipment uses the allowance method to account for uncollectible accounts and that there was a $4,800 credit balance in the allowance account on October 31. Prepare journal entries to record sales (ignore cost of goods sold), collections on account, and write-offs of uncollectible accounts for the month of November. Next, assuming that bad debt expense is estimated at 3% of credit sales, prepare the adjusting journal entry to record bad debts expense. Enter the beginning balances and post all November activity in T-accounts for Accounts Receivable, Allowance for Uncollectible Accounts, and Bad Debt Expense.
2. Suppose that instead of the allowance method, Advantage Tennis Equipment uses the direct write-off method to account for uncollectible receivables. Prepare journal entries to record sales, collections on account, and write-offs of uncollectible accounts for the month of November. Enter the beginning balances and post all November activity in T-accounts for Accounts Receivable and Bad Debt Expense.
3. What amount of bad debt expense would Advantage Tennis Equipment report on its November income statement under each of the two methods? Which amount better matches expenses with revenue? Give your reason.
4. What amount of net accounts receivable would Advantage Tennis Equipment report on its November 30 balance sheet under each of the two methods? Which amount is more realistic? Give your reason.



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