How to Calculate a Corporation's Gross Income

by Charlotte Johnson, studioD

A company's gross income is the total amount of revenue that it receives over a specific period of time. This is in contrast to the net income, which is the amount of income after deductions and taxes have been subtracted. Calculating a corporation's gross income is a process of adding all forms of payments over a time period. This calculation is important in terms of analyzing financial health, budgeting and paying taxes.

Add all revenue received from the sales of goods and services directly related to the corporation.

Add any money made from interest or dividends.

Add income directly related to the company that is accumulated from rent, bartering, canceled debts, promissory notes, damages, lost income payments, and economic injury payments.

Calculate the overall total by adding the totals from the first three steps.

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Charlotte Johnson is a musician, teacher and writer with a master's degree in education. She has contributed to a variety of websites, specializing in health, education, the arts, home and garden, animals and parenting.

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