Differences Between Capital Receipts And Revenue Receipts

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Following are the differences between capital receipts and revenue receipts.

Capital receipt is the amount received from the sale of assets, shares and debentures. Revenue receipt is the amount received from the sale of goods and services.

Capital receipt is of non-recurring nature. Revenue receipt is of recurring nature.

Main items of capital receipt are capital and loan, which affect financial position of the business. Main items of revenue receipt are sale of merchandise, discount and commission, which affect operating results of the business.

Capital receipt is shown on the liabilities side of the balance sheet. Revenue receipt is shown on the credit side of the trading and profit and loss accounts.

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  1. Thanks for the much needed clarity between the two.

    Tejas Thakur.