Define: Doubtful Debts

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Definition: Doubtful Debts

Quick Summary of Doubtful Debts

Amounts due from credit customers where there is concern that the customer may be unable to pay.

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They increased their provision for doubtful debts to six million dollars.
The chairman had stated that in 2009 the business side of things would likely be characterised by bad and doubtful debts.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Doubtful Debts are sourced/syndicated from:

  • Oxford Dictionary Of Economics
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.