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CONTINGENCY is an existing condition involving uncertainty as to possible gain (gain contingency) or loss (loss contingency) that will be resolved by future events. Estimates, such as the useful life of an asset, are not contingencies. Eventual expiration of the asset's utility is not uncertain.
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CURRENT LIABILITIES are liabilities to be paid within one year of the balance sheet date.
VAT see VALUE ADDED TAX.