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Exercise (E8-5) E8-5 Hachey Company has accounts receivable of $95,100 at March 31, 2007. An analysis of the accounts shows these amounts.

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Exercise (E8-5)
E8-5 Hachey Company has accounts receivable of $95,100 at March 31, 2007. An analysis of the accounts shows these amounts. Prepare entries for recognizing accounts receivable.
   Balance, March 31
Month of Sale 2007      2006
March $65,000 $75,000
February    12,600      8,000
December and January    10,100      2,400
November and October      7,400      1,100
$95,100 $86,500
    
Credit terms are 2/10, n/30. At March 31, 2007, there is a $2,200 credit balance in Allowance for Doubtful Accounts prior to adjustment. The company uses the percentage of receivables basis for estimating uncollectible accounts. The company's estimates of bad debts are as shown on page 402.
Estimated Percentage
Age of Accounts Uncollectible
Current 2%
1-30 days past due 7
31-90 days past due 30
Over 90 days 50
Instructions
(a) Determine the total estimated uncollectibles.
(b) Prepare the adjusting entry at March 31, 2007, to record bad debts expense.
(c) Discuss the implications of the changes in the aging schedule from 2006 to 2007.

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