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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Accounting by Lita Epstein, Shellie L. Moore

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Tracking Income

We all like to know we are making money, and the income accounts are where you collect this good news. A computerized accounting system assigns numbers 4000 to 4299 to income accounts.
Here are the key accounts you’ll find related to sales activity:
Sales of Goods or Services (4000) This account, which starts off every P&L statement, is where you track the company’s primary source of income from sales or services or both.
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BIZ TIPS
Although you might think of returns or allowances as expenses, they are tracked in this part of the P&L statement as negative sales because they directly impact the income numbers.
Sales Discounts ...

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