Cash Accounting

Cash Accounting

A system of accounting that recognizes revenue and expenses in the order in which they are received or made. For example, if a company receives $200 in revenue on Tuesday, it must record $200 in revenue on Tuesday. Cash accounting contrasts with accrual accounting, which matches expenses with the revenue it generates, regardless of when each one occurs. Cash accounting can result in a different tax liability from accrual accounting. For this reason, regulations require different companies to use different accounting methods; for example, companies carrying inventory are not allowed to use the cash accounting method.
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Proposed House tax reform bill would retain cash accounting for all farms: House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.
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The switch from cash accounting to accrual accounting--which determines revenues and expenses when a debt is incurred rather than after a payment is made--will take two years to fully adopt, he said.
Midlands-based accountants Dains has welcomed news of an extension of the popular VAT cash accounting scheme to an additional 50,000 businesses.
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His concern is whether he should contribute his practice's accounts receivable to the new partnership, which will also use cash accounting.
If financial statements done under the accrual basis don't show any material difference from those done under cash accounting, there's little reason to switch.
The proposed revenue procedure allows certain taxpayers with annual average gross receipts (over the three prior taxable years) of not more than $10 million to convert to the cash accounting method.
Until now, cash accounting was limited to firms with under $1 million in receipts.
One such issue is the Treasury Department's interpretation of Section 448 of the IRC, which the Treasury Department has interpreted as not guaranteeing a small business the right to use cash accounting.