Journal Entry for Bad Debts?


accounting studentQ: What is the journal entry for bad debts?

The journal entry for bad debts (also called "doubtful debts") is as follows:

Debit Bad debts (expense account)
Credit Debtors control account

I have full lessons and a bunch of accounting questions and exercises for bad debts and also covering provision for bad debts in my accounting book.

Michael Celender

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Accounting treatment for Bad debts
by: Anonymous

Accounting Treatment for Bad Debts

Debit Bad Debts
Credit Sundry Debtors

After Bad debts Transfer to Profit and loss account

Profit and Loss account


Bad debtors

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Answer for the question
by: Ameet Narayankhedkar

Bad debts A/c - Dr
To Debtors A/c - Cr

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