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    Uncollectible Accounts for Ed Co.

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    Ed Co. prepared an aging of its accounts receivable at December 31, 2004 and determined that the net realizable value of the receivables was $290,000. Additional information is available as follows:
    Allowance for uncollectible accounts at 1/1/04?credit balance $ 29,000
    Accounts written off as uncollectible during 2004 23,000
    Accounts receivable at 12/31/04 320,000
    Uncollectible accounts recovered during 2004 5,000
    For the year ended December 31, 2004, Ed's uncollectible accounts expense would be
    a. $18,000.
    b. $23,000.
    c. $11,000.
    d. $19,000.

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    Estimated uncollectible expenses for 2004 should be (d) $19000 as explained below.

    Account Receivable 31st Dec 2004 (Dr Bal) $320000

    Add:: Amount previously written off Reversed $5000

    Less: Amount recovered from the accounts previously written off ...

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