It may be confusing to identify the point when a purchase occurs. Do we recognize purchase when the goods are dispatched by the supplier, when we receive the goods, or when we pay supplier in respect of those goods? In case of purchase of goods, purchase is generally said to occur when the seller transfers the risks and rewards pertaining to the asset sold to the buyer. This generally happens when buyer has received the asset. The payment to supplier is not relevant to when purchase is recognized since expenses are recorded under the accruals basis.