cash basis
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Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

cash basis
An accounting convention. In contrast to the accruals basis, tax is sometimes charged on income on a cash basis. This means that the income is not taxable until received or, as in the case of Schedule A, until receivable. Where deductions are allowed on a cash basis, the deduction is only allowed in the period in which payment occurs. This is generally the case with charges on income of companies.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


cash basis
A method of accounting that considers only money actually received as income and only money actually paid out as expense.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


cash basis
A method of accounting that considers only money actually received as income and only money actually paid out as expense.

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