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The following is an aging schedule for a company’s accounts receivable as at December 31, 2016:
On December 31, 2016, the unadjusted balance in the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts (prior to the aging analysis) was a credit of $9,000.
Required:
a. Journalize the adjusting entry for bad debts on December 31, 2016.
b. Journalize the following selected events and transactions in 2017:
i. On March 1, an $800 customer account that originated in 2017 is judged uncollectible.
ii. On September 1, an $800 cheque is received from the customer whose account was written off as uncollectible on March 1.
c. Journalize the adjusting entry for bad debts on December 31, 2017, assuming that the unadjusted balance in Allowance for Doubtful Accounts at that time is a debit of $1,000 and an aging schedule indicates that the estimated value of uncollectibles is $33,500.


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