general and administrative expenses

Sales, General, and Administrative Expenses

Overhead costs to a company. Sales, general, and administrative expenses are usually recurring; they include things like rent, salaries, and money spent on office supplies. They do not generally include one-time costs. They form one of the single largest expenses a company can incur in its operations. These expenses are included in one category on financial statements and are subtracted from revenue when calculating operating income.

Selling, General & Administrative Expense

Overhead costs to a company. SGAs are usually recurring; they include things like rent, salaries, and money spent on office supplies. They do not generally include one-time costs. They form one of the single largest expenses a company can incur in its operations. These expenses are included in one category on financial statements and are subtracted from revenue when calculating operating income.

general and administrative expenses

Usually a pro rated portion of general overhead,charged to a particular project although not capable of segregation into goods or services provided for that project. An example could be the cost of paper, toner, office equipment maintenance contracts, phone lines,and office space.

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The regulations state that under a cost-plus research contract, the allocable general and administrative expenses of the contract researcher charged in connection with the contract research performed for the taxpayer constitute qualified research expenditures.
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