I received payment for products sold and services provided in the previous year. When do I include the payment in income?

Allan Madan, CA
 Nov 12, 2013

By default, businesses follow the accrual basis of accounting. This means that you report income in the period in which you provided the service / sold the goods. Therefore, in this example, you would report the income in December 2013. Similarly, if you receive a bill for an expense that you incurred in December 2012 and you paid it off in January 2014, you would report the expense in December 2013.



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