I am new to keeping accounts.
Today I learned that
- debit is what comes in
- credit what goes out
Then how can we say that salary gets credited when the money comes in?
Based on the definitions I found on Investopedia, it depends on whether or not it is going against an asset or a liability. I am not sure what type of accounting you are performing, but I know in my personal day-to-day dealings credits are money coming into my account and debits are money going out of my account.
Waddler said it right, it depends on whether or not it is going against asset or liability. Your salary is said to be credited in bank's term, whereby the bank experiences a increase in its liability (your bank deposits) and hence its a credit for them. We usually understand that its a credit for us, however not. This is what I understand. Here is an article I found in this context. http://www.quickmba.com/accounting/fin/debits-credits/