Cash vs. accrual – Are you using the right accounting method?
Abstract: Which accounting method should a business use for tax purposes? Many business owners are surprised to learn that they have a choice. True, certain businesses are required to use the accrual method, but many businesses are eligible for the cash method. This article explains the differences between the cash and accrual methods and which might lower a company’s tax bill. A sidebar discusses the tax rules about inventories.