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Allocate

On a balance sheet, to spread an expense over more than one accounting period. One of the most prominent examples of allocation is depreciation, which spreads the cost of an asset over a certain number of years.

allocate

1. To spread systematically a single monetary amount over a number of time periods, usually years. For example, depreciation allocates the cost of a capital asset over its useful life.
2. To distribute cost or revenue throughout a number of operations or products. For example, a business must decide how to allocate the costs of running its headquarters over all its operations to determine the profitability of each of those operations.
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Magne Andre Hovden, senior vice president, has been allocated 205 Dividend Shares in the Dividend Issue.
To provide ground facility in all districts, Rs20 million has been allocated for the provision of ground facility at Landi Arbab, Rs15 million for development of ground at Banda Daud Shah Bannu, he added.
There is no deferred rent in this situation because the cumulative rent allocated as of any year does not exceed the cumulative rent payable as of the close of the succeeding year.
Additional development activities in the company's Egan, Vinegarone and other fields have been allocated a total of $4.
7 million each for Rural Health Centers Maghian, Rangoo , Chhab , Bahtar and Domel were allocated.
The first round will be allocated for horses of the local breed for 1600 meters, the second round will be allocated for the imported pure Arabian Horses for 1600 meters, the third round will be allocated for the thoroughbred horses for 1600 meters, the fourth round will be allocated for horses of the local breed for 1600 meters whilst the fifth round will be divided into the sixth round and will be allocated for the pure Arabian horses for 1600 meters.
These labor and material costs are then multiplied by a standard rate and allocated to the project and/or code by accounting entries.
Accordingly, the taxable income allocated to the Dutch banks was greater than their book allocation by the amount of book depreciation for that year.
Ultimately, the partners' interests signify the way in which the partnership has agreed to share the economic benefit or burden corresponding to the income, gain, loss, deduction or credit allocated.
861-8 provides that a deduction will be allocated solely to foreign-source gross income if the taxpayer, at the time of the contribution, knows or has reason to know that --
The Galaxy was allocated two more players from the league on Monday: El Salvadoran midfielder Mauricio Cienfuegos and Ecuadoran forward Eduardo "El Tanque" Hurtado.