Karan In: 1. Financial Accounting > Subsidiary Books What is a petty cash book? What is a petty cash book? Share Facebook You must login to add an answer. Username or email* Password* Captcha* Remember Me! Forgot Password? Need An Account, Sign Up Here 1 Answer Voted Recent Ayushi Curious Pursuing CA 2021-10-31T09:43:43+00:00Added an answer on October 31, 2021 at 9:43 am This answer was edited. Let’s understand what a cashbook is: A petty cash book is a cash book maintained to record petty expenses. By petty expenses, we mean small or minute expenses for which the payment is made in coins or a few notes like tea or coffee expense, bus or taxi fare, stationery expense etc. Such expenses are numerous in a day for a business and to account for such small expenses along with major bank and cash transactions may create an extra hassle for the chief cashier of a business. So, the cash is allocated for petty expenses and a petty cashier is appointed and the task of recording the petty expenses in the petty cashbook is delegated to him. The manner in which entries are made When cash is given to the petty cashier, entry is made on the debit side and in the petty cashbook and credit entry in the general cashbook. Entries for all the expenses are made on the credit side. Generally, the petty cashbook is prepared as per the Imprest system. As per the Imprest system, the petty expenses for a period (month or week) are estimated and a fixed amount is given to the petty cashier to spend for that period. At the end of the period, the petty cashier sends the details to the chief cashier and he is reimbursed the amount spent. In this way, the debit balance of the petty cashbook always remains the same. Format and items which appear in the petty cashbook The format of the petty cashbook depends upon the type of petty cash book is prepared and the items appearing in it are nothing but petty expenses. Let’s see an example:- A business incurred the following petty expenses for the month of April:- Stamp – Rs. 10 Postage – Rs. 50 Cartage- Rs. 100 Telephone expense – Rs. 500 Refreshments – Rs. 250 Now we will prepare two types of cashbooks: Ordinary Petty Cashbook: Here, the Petty cash book is of the same format as the general cash book. The cash allocated for petty expenses is recorded on the debit side of the petty cash book and on the credit side of the general cash book. Analytical Petty Cashbook Here, there are separate amount columns for each type of expense. As the name suggests, this type of petty cashbook helps to analyse the petty cash spending on basis of the type of expense. 0 Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Related Questions What are some examples of deferred revenue expenses? Are brands intangible assets? What comes in debit side of Realisation account? What is recorded in the Realisation account? What is not included in Realisation account? What is recorded on the credit side of a Realisation account? Can accounts payable have a debit balance?