accrual basis


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  • noun

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a method of accounting in which each item is entered as it is earned or incurred regardless of when actual payments are received or made

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The conversion of the cash basis to the accrual basis is represented by a series of adjusting entries.
Modified accrual accounting--the accrual basis of accounting for the flow of current financial resources--was first formally defined in 1968.
According to the Government Financial Reporting Accounting Issues and Practices (2000), four specific bases of accounting have been implemented by governments of different countries: the cash basis, modified cash basis, modified accrual basis and accrual basis accounting.
Most contractors maintain their internal books and records on the accrual basis methodology as required by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
As with the use of the cash method, a farming business can maintain its financial statements on an accrual basis, capitalizing preproduction and production costs and expensing as cost of sales when the production period is complete, while enjoying a current tax benefit for those same costs when determining the tax bill.
This method is fine for small organizations with relatively straightforward financial accounting because accrual basis requires more financial sophistication on the part of the nonprofit.
It's geared toward businesses that are on an accrual basis, not a cash basis.
The other is a provision that would reinstate the installment method of accounting for accrual basis taxpayers.
In other words, the CFT is never deductible by an accrual basis taxpayer under any method other than that which was proper under California law as it existed prior to the 1966 and 1972 changes.
Prepared on the accrual basis, it reflects the Treasury's efforts to make the financial reports more closely resemble those prepared in the private sector.
In financial statements prepared on the accrual basis of accounting, employers should recognize a liability and expense for voluntary termination benefits (for example, early-retirement incentives) when the offer is accepted and the amount can be estimated.
The statement requires similar forms of termination benefits be accounted for in the same manner; specifies when governments should recognize the cost of termination benefits they offer in accrual basis financial statements; provides an exception to the general recognition requirements for termination benefits that affect defined benefit post-employment benefits; and elaborates on how to measure the cost of termination benefits.
Defer Year-End Bonuses: Accrual basis C-corporations can deduct a current year bonus not actually paid to an employee if: (a) the employee does not own more than 50% in value of the corporation's stock, (b) the bonus is properly accrued on its book before the end of the current tax year, and (c) the bonus is actually paid within the first 2 1/2 months of 2002.
However, the aggressive marketing which Casino Journal Publishing Group has been engaging in during the first 9 months of 1998 has begun to show up in the Company's financial reporting accrual basis for subscription revenue.
Nine steps for implementing full-cost accounting focus on details of how to convert modified accrual data to the accrual basis.