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Chinese catering: Cash purchases

'Cash purchases' are any payments you make to suppliers with whom you don't have an account. You have to pay for these goods at the time when you buy them. Examples of the type of supplier that you might make Cash purchases from include:

  • your local cash and carry and specialist Chinese cash and carry
  • local retailers and market stallholders, including shops like Chinese grocery stores and greengrocers and other Asian food specialists
  • other suppliers from whom you buy goods very infrequently

You might even top up on essentials at your local supermarket from time to time.

Cash purchases only include items that you buy for resale. They don't include things like cleaning materials, or items such as business stationery.

Remember to keep any invoices and receipts for these Cash purchases safely, even if they are for small amounts.