source document

  

Definition

Check, cash register slip, deposit slip, invoice, voucher, etc., that evidences a business dealing. Source documents are a critical part of an audit trail for establishing the authenticity, and tracing the history, of a transaction.

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  • The source document which was needed to verify the actual sale could not be located by all parties involved, delaying the sale.

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  • The source document was in my hand, so I had proof that we had made the transaction and we were going to be okay.

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  • You need to make sure you have good records of any source document so that you know everything really got done corretly.

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