Assignment 1: Cash Method Versus Accrual Method
Businesses face a choice between two important methods of calculating taxable income for federal income taxes: the cash method and the accrual method.
Based on your readings for the module, respond to the following:
- What factors determine a company’s choice between the cash method and the accrual method in accounting for income taxes?
- Give an example of a particular transaction and describe how the two methods would account for that transaction differently.
Write your initial response in two to three paragraphs.