Accounting for uncollectible accounts using the allowance method, and reporting receivables on the balance sheet

At September 30, 2012, the accounts of Mountain Terrace Medical Center (MTMC) include the following:

Accounts receivable $145,000

Allowance for uncollectible accounts (credit balance) 3,500

Dec 28 During the last quarter of 2012, MTMC completed the following selected transactions:

Dec 31 Wrote off accounts receivable as uncollectible: Regan, Co., $1,300; Owen Mac, $900; and Rain, Inc., $700.

Recorded uncollectible account expense based on the aging of accounts receivable, as follows:

Age of Accounts

Accounts receivable 1–30 Days 31–60 Days 61–90 Days Over 90 Days

$165,000 $97,000 $ 37,000 $14,000 $ 17,000

Estimated percent uncollectible 35% 0.3% 3% 30%


1. Journalize the transactions.

2. Open the Allowance for uncollectible accounts T-account, and post entries affecting that account. Keep a running balance.

3. Show how Mountain Terrace Medical Center should report net accounts receivable on its December 31, 2012 balance sheet. Use the three line reporting format.