Cash Charge

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Cash Charge

A one-off expense that a company pays, especially when it is attempting to improve its efficiency. For example, if a company wishes to find less expensive employees, it may offer retirement plans to its current employees and take the expense as a cash charge. Cash charges are almost never repeated. A cash charge is reported on a balance sheet as an extraordinary item.
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As discussed below, these estimates are not yet final and neither the estimates nor outlook reflect any adjustment for any non-operating cash charges which may be required in connection with the resolution of stock option-related tax matters, litigation, and regulatory matters, the amount and timing of which are uncertain but which are likely to be material.
In addition, these estimates do not take into account any impact on prior tax deductions related to previously exercised stock options under Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code, or reflect any adjustment for any non-operating cash charges which may be required in connection with the resolution of stock option-related tax matters, litigation, and regulatory matters, the amount and timing of which are uncertain but which are likely to be material.