Under the direct write-off method of accounting for uncollectible accounts (bad debts), when a specific account is written off:

(A) The accountant debits bad debt expense

(B) The accountant credits bad debt expense

(C) The accountant debits allowance for bad debt

(D) The accountant credits allowance for bad debt

Answer (A): The accountant debits bad debt expense

Explanation: The accountant debits the bad debts expenses as an expense for the organisation as there is a slim chance that it would be paid off.

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