The accounting method is a set of rules used to determine how income and expenditures are reported. Figure ordinary business income using the method of accounting regularly used in keeping the partnership's books and records. Generally, permissable methods include cash, accrual, or any other method authorized by the Internal Revenue Code. For specific rules and information on each accounting method, review the Instructions for Form 1065.
To select the accounting method used by a partnership, from the Main Menu of the Business Tax Return (Form 1065) select:
- Heading Information
- Other Categories
- Method of Accounting - Select Cash, Accrual, or Other