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what is the difference between contra entry and double entry?
 Question Submitted By :: Accounting-General
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# 1
Double Entry:
You've probably heard the saying, "Money doesn't grow on
trees." It means that money must come from somewhere---it
doesn't just "appear." Double-entry accounting is a method
of record-keeping that lets you track just where your money
comes from and where it goes.

Using double-entry means that money is never gained nor
lost---it is always transferred from somewhere (a source
account) to somewhere else (a destination account). In
GnuCash, this transfer is known as a transaction, and each
transaction requires at least two accounts.

Contra Entry:
Contra entry is journal entry.It will be effect in two books
one is cash book and another one is bank book.Now we will
be take cash deposit in bank and entry will be come like

Bank A/c dr ***
to cash A/c ****
(cash deposit in bank)
now here bank balance is increase and cash balances is
dicrease and it is effected in both books.
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# 2
Double entry as the name suggests is a way of record
keeping where the entry is done in two accounts where as in
contra entry two accounts will always be affected ie bank
and cash accounts
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# 3
under double entry system both the aspect of changes in the
transaction are recorded in the books of accounts one
change is Debit another change is credit with and equal

Cotra Entry:
An entry in which cash and book both are involved
known as contra entry.
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# 4
Contra entry is effected in two books cash and bank but
contra entry is not like journal entry
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# 5
Every journal entry must made based on the accounting principles.

Every entry has dual aspect contra entry is not exceptable. Of course contra entry is also a journal entry but every entry can not be a contra entry.Contra entry has an unique quality i.e it takes place in both sides of the accounts but not an every entry.that is the unique difference which makes the contra entry to be separated from the other.that is the difference......
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Babhu Kanchupalli(dms)
# 6
I will go with anu, but i will not accept the contra entry
is journal entry, there is lot of difference between the both.
Is This Answer Correct ?    1 Yes 2 No

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