Matching principle

Matching principle - Matching principle The costs of doing...

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Unformatted text preview: Matching principle. The costs of doing business are recorded in the same period as the revenue they help to generate. Examples of such costs include the cost of goods sold, salaries and commissions earned, insurance premiums, supplies used, and estimates for potential warranty work on the merchandise sold. Consider the wholesaler who delivered five hundred CDs to a store in April. These CDs change from an asset (inventory) to an expense (cost of goods sold) when the revenue is recognized so that the profit from the sale can be determined. Cost principle. Assets are recorded at cost, which equals the value exchanged at the time of their acquisition. In the United States, even if assets such as land or buildings appreciate in value over time, they are not revalued for financial reporting purposes. Going concern principle. Unless otherwise noted, financial statements are prepared under the Going concern principle....
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course ACCT 1310 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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