Chatter Corporation operates in an industry that has a high rate of bad debts.

| September 28, 2018

Chatter Corporation operates in an industry that has a high rate of bad debts. Before any year-end adjustments, the balance in Chatter s Accounts Receivable account was $389,000 and the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts had a debit balance of $5,000. The year-end balance reported in the balance sheet for the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts will be based on the aging schedule shown below:Days Account Outstanding Amount Probability of CollectionLess than 16 days $293,000 .97Between 16 and 30 days $102,000 .89Between 31 and 45 days $ 70,000 .83Between 46 and 60 days $ 55,000 .76Between 61 and 75 days $ 28,000 .60Over 75 days $ 8,000 .301. What is the appropriate balance for the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts at year-end 2. Show how accounts receivable would be presented on the balance sheet.3. What is the dollar effect of the year-end bad debt adjustment on the before-tax income?

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