cash basis accounting


cash basis accounting
The *recognition of *revenues and *expenses in line with related *cash movements. Cash basis accounting is not permissible for large organizations under most systems of *Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, which prefers an *accruals basis that recognizes items in an *income statement as they are earned or incurred.

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