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Deferred Charge

An asset on a balance sheet that comes about from a business making payment for a good or service it has not yet received, but will in the near future. Prepaid expenses are expensed over time as the goods or services are received. A common example of a prepaid expense is an insurance policy. Another example is a lump sum payment for rent; if a company pays for a year's worth of rent in advance, it is recorded as a deferred charge. A deferred charge is also called a prepaid expense.

prepaid expense

An expenditure for an item that will provide future benefits. For example, a firm may pay an insurance premium only once a year, resulting in an expense that provides benefits throughout a 12-month period. The unexpired part of the premium is carried on the firm's balance sheet as a prepaid expense.
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Although the amount of the prepaid expense to be recognized would be different, the general economic benefits of the transaction (as previously noted in Exhibit 2) remain the same, except that the value created is reflected in the income and cash flow statements as the trade credits are utilized.
A corporate prepaid expense card program helps business owners limit individual employee expenses by dollar amount and merchant category (fuel, dining, retail and so on).
The purchase of non-current assets (breeding livestock, machinery and equipment, perennial crops, buildings and improvements, and leased assets) is another type of prepaid expense.
When converting from the cash basis income to accrual basis income, depreciable assets are treated essentially the same as prepaid expenses because depreciable fixed assets represent long-term prepayments (deferrals).
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In the present tax conditions the enterprises, before computing taxable income, have to pay indirect taxes, and also taxes, dues and fees included into prepaid expenses.
Patrick said the acquisition of LMI included the acquisition of accounts receivable, inventory, prepaid expenses, and machinery and equipment, and was funded under the company's existing credit facility.
The acquisition of Wire Design included the acquisition of accounts receivable, inventory, prepaid expenses, and machinery and equipment, and was funded under the company's existing credit facility.
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By exiting the Flamanville 3 project, Enel will be reimbursed the prepaid expenses related to its 12.
0 million of cash in the escrow account, which is classified as prepaid expenses in the consolidated balance sheet as of April 30, 2012.
More importantly, the IRS appears to have conceded the issue by announcing that it expects to issue proposed regulations allowing for the immediate deduction of prepaid expenses that satisfy a one-year rule.