ACCOUNTING TERMS - ACCOUNTING DICTIONARY - ACCOUNTING GLOSSARY
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RETAINAGE, in a construction contract, is the money earned by a contractor but not paid to the contractor until the completion of construction or another predetermined date. The retainage is held back as assurance for the quality of the contractors work.
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TOTAL RETURN is the rate of return on an investment or portfolio that takes into consideration both earned income and changes in market value.
PAID IN SURPLUS see PAID-IN-CAPITAL.