The A. T. Cross Company is well known for its Cross pens. The company recently reported the following amounts in its unadjusted trial balance as of December 31.
1. Assume Cross uses ¼ of 1 percent of sales to estimate its bad debt expense for the year. Pre-pare the adjusting journal entry required at December 31 for recording Bad Debt Expense.
2. Assume instead that Cross uses the aging of accounts receivable method and estimates that $ 1,007,000 of Accounts Receivable will be uncollectible. Prepare the adjusting journal entry required at December 31 for recording bad debt expense.
3. Repeat requirement 2, except this time assume the unadjusted balance in Cross’s Allowance for Doubtful Accounts at December 31 was a debit balance of $ 10,050. 4. If one of Cross’s main customers declared bankruptcy, what journal entry would be used to write off its $ 10,000 balance?