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What is Accrual (Mercantile Vs Cash System of Accounting)
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# 1
A cash system of accounting is a system of accounting in
which all transactions are recorded only when actual cash
is received or paid. On the other hand in Mercantile system
of accounting the transactions are recorded on due basis
ie. when a transaction arises.
Eg. when sale is made on credit, in cash system of
accounting no transactions will be recorded however under
mercantile system of accounting the transactions will be
Is This Answer Correct ?    41 Yes 3 No
Samir Sharma
# 2
Accral Basis AS per AS -1 " Disclosure of accounting

Accrual concept refers recognize the revenue and
expenditure transacions as and when the occure irrespective
of their acutal receipt or payment.

As per sec 209(8) only when the company is followed the
accrual system of accounting and double entry system then
only it is assumed that proper books of accounts are
maintained by such organisation.
Is This Answer Correct ?    18 Yes 9 No
Chalapathi Rao Govada
# 3
accural concept of outsanding where as cash system concept
only recived and paid
Is This Answer Correct ?    10 Yes 2 No
# 4
in cash system of accounting expense are considered expense
only when they are received same apply to income also. this
considered to be defective as this doesn't represent true
picture pf profitabilty.
in mercantile expenses are considered as expense durind
the period to which they pertain.when the expense are
received is not significant smae apply to income also.
Is This Answer Correct ?    11 Yes 8 No
Nalini Saharia
# 5
Accrual: Accounts on a balance sheet that represent
liabilities and non-cash-based assets used in accrual-based
accounting. These accounts include, among many others,
accounts payable, accounts receivable, goodwill, future tax
liability and future interest expense.
Is This Answer Correct ?    14 Yes 14 No
# 6
in cash system accounting is not recorded but mercantile
or accrual accounting is recorded.
Is This Answer Correct ?    1 Yes 1 No
Sharad Srivastava
# 7
accrual accounting system is mostly used by large
businesses or organizations. under this method all the
transaction are recorded whether it is cash transaction or
credit transaction. for example under the accrual method
revenue is recognized when customer are invoiced,
regardless of when payment is recieved. similarly, an
expense is recognized when the bill is recieved, not when
payment is made.
Is This Answer Correct ?    3 Yes 5 No
# 8
accrual system of accounting means where the cash
transactions are take place other than credit transactions.
Is This Answer Correct ?    3 Yes 8 No

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