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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 solution is to charge P2 its $12,000 stand-alone cost and then allocate the $88,000 total cost balance equally to P1 and FR.
Method 3: Allocate on the basis of standalone cost.
all participants benefit, allocates a joint effort's cost in proportion to the amount of cost that would have been incurred separately.
If an intangible asset is related to customer structure, the IRS or the courts are likely to allocate at least part of the aggregate purchase price to goodwill.
As a result, the deemed-allocation rules (which automatically allocate a transferor's GST exemption to direct skips and lifetime indirect-skip transfers) apply to split gift transfers as well.
Form 709 is used to compute the gift and GST taxes on lifetime direct-skip transfers and to allocate a transferor's GST exemption to these transfers.
If the donor wants to allocate GST exemption to a direct-skip transfer (including a split gift made by the donor's spouse), column C of Schedule A should be left: blank.
Valuation consultants, the IRS and the Tax Court all have concentrated on economic substance and the intent of the parties as the controlling factors in determining whether to allocate a portion of the purchase price to a covenant not to compete.
Court of Appeals affirmed a court ruling that when there's no agreement between a buyer and a seller to allocate any part of the purchase price to a covenant, the seller could treat all proceeds as capital gain.
The court concluded this statement of materiality was sufficient to allocate one-quarter ($70,000) of the purchase price to the covenants.
Thus, the best way to achieve exempt status while using the least amount of GST exemption is to not allocate any GST exemption against the premiums when they are contributed to the trust, but rather to allocate an exemption at a later date against the (then-lower) value of the trust at that time.
For example, to allocate against the CSV as of July 1, 2004, the donor must file a return in July 2004.