doubtful debts provision

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an amount charged against profit and deducted from debtors to allow for the estimated nonrecovery of a proportion of the debts.
See also bad debt

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  • doubtful debt provision — combining of debts whose payment is doubtful (account balance company) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • doubtful debts — Money owed to an organization, which it is unlikely to receive. A provision for doubtful debts may be created, which may be based on specific debts or on the general assumption that a certain percentage of debtors amounts are doubtful. As the… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • provision for doubtful debts — A British term for *allowance for bad debts …   Auditor's dictionary

  • doubtful debt — ➔ debt * * * doubtful debt UK US noun [C] ► a debt that is unlikely to be paid: »Provision for doubtful debts is calculated on debtors’ balances after elimination of bad debts …   Financial and business terms

  • doubtful debt — An amount owed to an organization by a debtor that it might well not receive. A provision for doubtful debts may be created, which may be based on specific debts or on the general assumption that a certain percentage of debtors amounts are… …   Accounting dictionary

  • provision for bad debts — A provision calculated to cover the debts during an accounting period that are not expected to be paid. A general provision, e.g. 2% of debtors, is not allowed as a deduction for tax purposes. A specific provision, in which specific debts are… …   Accounting dictionary

  • provision for bad debts — A provision calculated to cover the debts during an accounting period that are not expected to be paid. A general provision, e. g. 2% of debtors, is not allowed as a deduction for tax purposes. A specific provision, in which specific debts are… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • provision — Fin a sum set aside in the accounts of an organization in anticipation of a future expense, often for doubtful debts. See also bad debt …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • bad debts recovered — Debts originally classed as bad debts and written off to the profit and loss account (or to a provision for bad and doubtful debts) but subsequently recovered either in part or in full. Bad debts recovered should be written back to the profit and …   Accounting dictionary

  • allowance for doubtful accounts — See: provision for bad debts …   Accounting dictionary

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