ACCOUNTING ENTITY ASSUMPTION Definition

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ACCOUNTING ENTITY ASSUMPTION states that a business is a separate legal entity from the owner. In the accounts the business' monetary transactions are recorded only.

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GOOD DELIVERY, in securities, is the opposite of a fail. The instru­ment and the dollar amounts agree and a transaction is completed as initially executed. "Good delivery form" is when the instrument is properly documented in all respects and therefore acceptable for delivery to complete a transaction.

SALES ALLOWANCE is an offer of a lower price as an inducement to the buyer to accept delivery under special circumstances, e.g. when the merchandise delivered is not exactly what was ordered.

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