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Accounts receivable

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Receivables and payables


1. The practice of estimating uncollectible accounts expense at the end of each accounting period is designed to match revenue and expenses so that all expenses associated with the revenue earned in the period are recognized as expense in that same period

2. During the first year of its existence, Cross company made the most of its sales on credit but made no provision for uncollectible accounts. The result would be an overstatement of assets and owners. And understatement of expense, and an overstatement of net income.

3. Conservatism in the valuation of accounts receivable would call for holding the amount entered in Allowance for doubtful accounts to a bare minimum.

4. The balance sheet approach to estimating uncollectible accounts expense emphasizes the aging of accounts receivable and the adjustment of the allowance account to the level of the estimated uncollectible amount.

5. The income statement approach to estimating uncollectibe accounts expense does not require the use of an allowance account.

6. When the year-end provision for uncollectibe accounts ...

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This question involves the fundamentals of accounting