Accounting Method

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Definition: Accounting Method

Accounting Method

Full Definition of Accounting Method

A process used by a business to report income and expenses. Companies must choose between two methods acceptable to the IRS, cash accounting or accrual accounting. Cash accounting records income in the year it is received and expenses as they are paid. The accrual method records the income in the year it is earned even though it has not yet been received, and expenses are recorded as they are incurred even if they haven’t been paid. See also: List of Key Accounting Terms and Definitions at

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Accounting Method are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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