An accounting method under which you report your income when you earn it, whether or not you have received it. You generally deduct your expenses when you incur a liability for them, rather than when you pay them.
A method of keeping accounts which shows expenses incurred and income earned for a given period, although such expenses and income may not have been actually paid or received. Right to receive and not the actual receipt determines inclusion of an amount in gross income.
A method of tax accounting in which income is reported for the year in which the taxpayer's right to receive it becomes fixed (not contingent on the occurrence of a future event). Expenses are deductible in the year in which all events have occurred, establishing the fact of the liability for such payments so that the amount can be estimated with a reasonable degree of accuracy.
In business accounting, the accrual method refers to reporting income in the year it was earned along with any expenses incurred, rather than reporting the income and expenses when payment is received or made. For example, if you renovated a basement and billed the customer in December 2004, the amount you charged is reported in 2004 as income even if the customer did not pay until the following year. Also, if you own a business that keeps an inventory, you are also required to use this method of business accounting.
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An accounting method under which income is subject to tax after all events have occurred which fix the right to receive such income and deductions are allowed when all the events have occurred to fix the obligation to pay the debt.
A method of accounting were expenses are deducted when they are incurred, whether or not they actually are paid at that time, and revenue is reported when ills earned, whether or not it actually is received at that time. Businesses that ordinarily maintain an inventory of goods for sale to customers are required to use the accrual method of accounting. Also see “Cash method.
One of two main accounting methods for determining when a transaction has tax significance. The accrual method says that a transaction is taxed when an obligation to pay or a right to receive payment is created (for example, at the time products are delivered, services rendered, billings sent, etc.). This method is used by all but the smallest businesses. (See "Cash method (or cash basis).")
Business accounting in which you report income in the year you earned it and expenses in the year you incur them, rather than reporting income and expenses when you receive payment or when you pay the expenses. Under this method, if you built a deck and billed the client in December 1999, the amount you charged would be reported in 1999 as income even if you didn't get the payment until January 2000. If you own a business that maintains an inventory, you are required to use the accrual method.
Accounting method where income and expenses are recorded when items are booked or billed. Contrast with a more common method, cash method, where income and expenses are logged from the time cash is actually spent or received.
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