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Source and Application of Funds Method (Expenditure Approach)
This technique is a variation of the net worth method that shows increases and decreases in a taxpayer’s accounts at the end of the year. The format of this method is to list the applications of funds first and then subtract the sources. If the taxpayer’s applications exceed his or her known cash receipts (including cash on hand at the beginning of the year), any difference may be unreported income.