Mary Pierce Corporation operates in an industry that has a

Mary Pierce Corporation operates in an industry that has a high rate of bad debts. Before any year-end adjustments, the balance in Pierce's Accounts Receivable account was $555,000 and the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts had a credit balance of $35,000. The year-end balance reported in the balance sheet for the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts will be based on the aging schedule shown below.


Mary Pierce Corporation operates in an industry that has a


Instructions
(a) What is the appropriate balance for the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts at year-end?
(b) Show how accounts receivable would be presented on the balance sheet.
(c)
What is the dollar effect of the year-end bad debt adjustment on the before-tax income?

Accounts Receivable
Accounts receivables are debts owed to your company, usually from sales on credit. Accounts receivable is business asset, the sum of the money owed to you by customers who haven’t paid.The standard procedure in business-to-business sales is that...
Aging Schedule
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Balance Sheet
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Corporation
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Days Account Outstanding Less than 16 days Between 16 and 30 days Between 31 and 45 days Between 46 and 60 days Between 61 and 75 days Over 75 days Amount $300,000 100,000 80,000 40,000 20,000 15,000 Probability of Collection .98 90 85 75 .40 .00