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What is Cash method accounting?

Cash method accounting (Definition)

Cash method accounting is a simple and straightforward method that will only show income and expenses for completed transactions. If your business uses cash method accounting, it won’t report pending transactions in your accounts payable or accounts receivable, so it does not always show a clear view of how the business is performing. You will only see transactions after you have paid your bills or have received payment, not what is owed or owing.

Cash method accounting can make it harder to make long-term plans for your business to grow as it is more challenging to predict future income or expenses. It is important to keep in mind that the cash method does not match expenses with revenue.

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