REAL ACCOUNTS Definition

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REAL ACCOUNTS, also called permanent accounts, are the accounts; asset, liability, reserve and capital; whose balances are not canceled out at the end of an accounting period, but are carried over to the next period. These accounts appear on the post-closing trial balance and the statement of condition (balance sheet).

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INCORPORATION is a legal process through which a company receives a charter and the state in which it is based allows it to operate as a corporation.

PROFITABILITY is companys ability to generate revenues in excess of the costs incurred in producing those revenues.

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