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Various Types of Transactions – Part 5, Disbursement or Release of Principal Sum of Loans or Borrowings from Third Parties

Business entities may apply for loans or borrow money from third parties (usually financial institutions; sometimes in the form of short term loans or advances from owners, directors & etc.). THIS IS NOT A SOURCE OF REVENUE OR OTHER INCOME. This is because...

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Various Types of Transactions – Collection from Sales or Services Rendered (Part 3)

For profit orientated entities, revenue is the “bloodline” of the businesses. The cash collected from invoicing or billing is vital in keeping the businesses up and running – meeting all sorts of daily expenses. Depending on the nature of the bus...

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Various Types of Transactions – Contribution of Capital from Owners (Part 2)

When owners inject cash into businesses as capital, the double entry to record this type of transactions is: – Balance Sheet Income Statement DR CR DR CR Petty cash/cash at bank XXXX Capital XXXX Cash injections could be done by way of contributing ̶...

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Various Types of Transactions – Introduction (Part 1)

It is easier to understand the basic principles and concepts of accounting once you are familiar with the types of transactions that a typical business entity has to deal with. There is no better place to start with knowing what kind of receipts a typical busi...

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Three Most Common Types of Small Businesses – Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships and Private Limited Companies

Sole Proprietorships This is the type of business which legally the business entity is not separated from the owner. However, do not get yourself confused with the Separate Entity Concept in accounting. Usually the business is registered with government under ...

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Cash Basis Vs Accrual Basis of Accounting

Many small businesses use cash basis of accounting to record transactions, especially those who prepare the accounts once a year. Please refer to my post: Preparing Accounts of Small Businesses Once A Year – Tips and Pitfalls To Avoid for further illustr...

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