TRANSACTION FILE Definition

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TRANSACTION FILE is a collection of transaction records. The data in transaction files is used to update the master files, which contain the data about the subjects of the organization (customers, employees, vendors, etc.). Transaction files also serve as audit trails and history for the organization.

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ENTITY THEORY is where a legal entity is regarded as having a separate existence from the owners. The financial statements are prepared from the perspective of the entity, not its owners. See PROPRIETARY THEORY.

INCLUDIBLE COMPENSATION is defined in section 403(b)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Code as compensation, received from a qualifying employer by an employee, which is includible in the employees gross income for the most recent period which may be counted as 1 year of service. In this connection, section 1.403(b)-1(e)(1) of the regulations provides that for purposes of computing an employees exclusion allowance for a taxable year, such employees includible compensation in respect of such taxable year means the amount of compensation which is includible in his gross income.

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