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Question 1

Joyce Davenport is an attorney in New York. Davenport uses the direct write-off method to account for uncollectible receivables. 

At January 31, 2020, Davenport’s accounts receivable totaled $17,882.

During February, she earned revenue of $20,683 on account and collected $23,243 on account.

She also wrote off uncollectible receivables of $1,252 on February 28, 2020.

Use the direct write-off method to journalize Davenport’s write-off of the uncollectible receivables.

Journal
DateDescriptionDebitCredit
February 28
February 28

What is Davenport’s balance of Accounts Receivable at February 28, 2020?

Accounts Receivable
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Question 2

On June 1, Can You Hear Me Cell Phones sold $18,349 of merchandise to Sunshine Delivery Co. on account.

Sunshine Delivery Co. fell on hard times and on July 15 paid only $7,276 of the accounts receivable.

After repeated attempts to collect the balance Can You Hear Me Cell Phones wrote off its accounts receivable from Sunshine Delivery Co. on September 5.

Six months later, March 5, Can You Hear Me Cell Phones received a check for $11,073 with a note apologizing for the late payment from Sunshine Delivery Co.

Journalize the transactions for Can You Hear Me Cell Phones using the Direct Write-off Method.

Journal
DateDescriptionDebitCredit
June 1
June 1
July 15
July 15
September 5
September 5
March 5
March 5
March 5
March 5


Question 3

High Mountain Cycles had trouble collecting its account receivable from Betty White. On July 19, 2020 High Mountain Cycles finally wrote off White’s $1,040 account receivable. 

On December 31, White sent a $1,040 check to High Mountain Cycles.

Journalize the entries required for High Mountain Cycles, assuming High Mountain uses the direct write-off method.

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DateDescriptionDebitCredit
July 19
July 19
December 31
December 31
December 31
December 31