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Apportionment

A division. The term may be used in insurance to indicate which policy bears what percentage of a loss. Alternatively, it may be used in the sale of real estate to show the property tax or insurance the buyer and the seller each owe for a year. See also: Apportionment Clause.

apportionment

the breakdown of COSTS (and REVENUES) between different products, functions or company departments, where it is not possible to attribute costs (and revenues) directly to the departments where the cost or revenue concerned arises. For example, it is generally impossible to allocate rent and rates OVERHEADS exactly between departments in a factory and they can only be apportioned on some equitable basis such as the respective floor areas of departments. Such apportionments can help in assessing the profitability of different departments or products. See ALLOCATION, BUDGETING, STANDARD COST.

apportionment

Division into parts.Typically used when deciding how to allocate expenses relative to oil and gas leases,and when deciding that portion of the income of a company or utility that was earned in a particular state and thus subject to state income taxes. See apportion.

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(1) The MTC has discussed for many years its interest in revising key apportionment provisions of Article IV--which contains the foundation of many states' apportionment provisions.