Cash system and mercantile system of accounting

Write down the difference between cash system and mercantile system of accounting?

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In mercantile system, expenses are considered as expenses throughout the period to that they pertain. Likewise, incomes are considered to be incomes throughout the period to that they pertain. This method of accounting is considered to be more perfect. On the hand, in cash system, expenses are considered to be expenses only if they are paid for and the incomes are considered to be income if they are really received. This system of accounting is mostly employed by the organizations established not for earning the profits.

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