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How much bad debt do you write off each year?

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NYC Metro Area
I’ve been in business 27 years and my accountant always said I can’t write off as a loss people who don’t pay. Can I write this off?
If you use the cash accounting method where you book sales as you are paid then no-you can't write it off as you did not book a sale.

If you use the accrual method where you book both deposited and receivable sales then yes-you can adjust your final sales number down to reflect that you never were paid.