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What is the difference between a trade discount and a cash discount?

Discounts and rebates are offered by sellers of goods and provider of services to incentivize buyers and speed up the cash collections process. Trade practices and cash discounts each have advantages related to generating revenue and enhancing cash flow. Below are the key differences between these techniques and how they impact the bottom line. Trade …

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What is the difference between perpertual and periodic inventory systems?

The inventory record consisting of business operation transactions such as merchandise purchases and purchase returns may be simple or complex, given the size and type of business and the resources available to the accounting department. The key is to start with a well-accounted for beginning inventory and tracking it all the way to the ending …

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What is a Multi Step Income Statement?

When making managerial decisions by small businesses about overhead expenses, sales growth, profitability, and a myriad of operational objectives, income statement analysis is needed. A high level of detail is useful when reviewing operations, which is why the multi-step income statement is utilized. Expense line items, such as selling expenses and administrative expenses, are detailed, …

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What is the difference between freight in and freight out?

When goods are shipped between suppliers and customers, freight charges are incurred from the freight services and must be expensed using the correct methodology, to remain consistent with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. There are different classifications for freight out and freight in on the income statement. Below are details of each type of charge and …

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