Accounting Period

What Is an Accounting Period?



The length of time for which separate business records (financial statements) are prepared is known as accounting period.
Accounting period varies according to the nature of the business. It may consist of three months or six months but normally accounting period consists of one year.


If a business maintains its records from January to December, it is called “Accounting Period” of that business.

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