Seaforth International wrote off the following accounts receivable as uncollectible for the year ending December 31, 2014:
Customer Amount
Kim Abel ..... $ 21,550
Lee Drake .... 33,925
Jenny Green.... 27,565
Mike Lamb...... 19,460
Total....... $102,500
The company prepared the following aging schedule for its accounts receivable on December 31, 2014:
a. Journalize the write-offs for 2014 under the direct write-off method.
b. Journalize the write-offs and the year-end adjusting entry for 2014 under the allowance method, assuming that the allowance account had a beginning balance of $95,000 on January 1, 2014, and the company uses the analysis of receivables method.
c. How much higher (lower) would Seaforth International’s 2014 net income have been under the allowance method than under the direct write-off method?

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