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What accounting assumptions necessitate the use of adjusting

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What accounting assumptions necessitate the use of adjusting entries?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Karla replied 6 years ago.
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Account balances at the end of the accounting period may not represent correct balances because a mistake was previously made, the accounts are not updated to reflect new transactions or changes in previous transactions and to account for the timing differences in recognizing revenue and expenses between accrual and cash basis of accounting. Adjusting journal entries are usually prepared at the end of an accounting period to update account balances to reflect correct balances as of the balance sheet date.

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Expert:  Karla replied 6 years ago.
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