Effects of Late or Non-payments/Bad Debt Value
Bad Debt ValueEdit
Bad debts are obligations that are not collectible for a variety of reasons such as lack of cash flow from a buyer to remit, misunderstanding of terms and conditions and a resulting inability of a buyer and seller to agree on those differences. Bad debts, under the tax laws of the US, can only be written off as an expense by sellers if they can demonstrate, usually through hiring of a collection agency or lawyer, that every effort has been made to make the collection.
In a survey of over 5,000 businesses in manufacturing, distribution and retail, the National Association of Credit Management found that each dollar of accounts past due is worth the following:
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