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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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A lost-time calculator can allocate not just workers' comp but also short- and long-term disability costs.
A donor therefore cannot allocate GST exemption to a grantor retained annuity trust or qualified personal residence trust--where the trust property is included in her gross estate if she dies before her retained interest in the trust terminates--until the estate tax inclusion period ends (when the grantor dies, a generation-skipping transfer occurs with respect to the property, or the grantor's retained interest in the trust expires).
According to the ILLS, the taxpayer was not using a burden rate method, because it did not allocate costs to specific inventory items.
Assuming this difference is due to handling costs, one solution is to allocate P2's excess stand-alone cost to PI and FR in a 2-to-1 ratio, the resulting proportions after eliminating P2.
752-3(b) would modify the third-tier rules to allow a partnership to allocate a portion of the nonrecourse liability, based on the excess Sec.
taxpayer who incurs a loss on the sale of a foreign bond to allocate that loss against U.
With respect to the remaining 50% of gross income from Possession Production Sales, the new regulations allocate according to the relative business sales activities.
If C dies before attaining age 35 at a time when the trust is worth $5 million and there was no (;ST tax exemption allocated before C's death, there would be no opportunity to allocate such exemption and a $2.
X submitted an application to terminate the plan, proposing to allocate the liquidation plan earnings among the participant accounts in proportion to the size of their respective account balances.
In order to allocate the GSTT exemption to generation-skipping transfers in trust, the donor must calculate an inclusion ratio.
Under the current generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax rules, each individual taxpayer is given a $1 million lifetime exemption to allocate against gifts made directly to persons more than one generation Younger than the donor (skip person) or to gifts in trust that may eventually be received by skip persons.
This rule recognizes there is an implicit loan (by the lessor or the lessee) in the agreement and allocates (recognizes) rent in proportion to the rental payment schedule chosen by the parties, after identifying the appropriate imputed interest element.