Small Business Accounting

What is Retained Profit?

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Chris Andreou

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Retained profits, or retained earnings are profits that a firm has earned to date (after deducting dividends or other distributions paid out to investors) and are retained in the company's accounts. In a balance sheet, retained profits are included under the owner's equity section.

<p>Retained profits, or retained earnings are profits that a firm has earned to date (after deducting dividends or other distributions paid out to investors) and are retained in the company's accounts. In a <a href="https://www.goforma.com/small-business-accounting/what-is-balance-sheet-profit-loss" target="_blank">balance sheet</a>, retained profits are included under the owner's equity section.</p>

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