AMORTIZATION EXPENSE Definition

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AMORTIZATION EXPENSE is the allocation to expenses of the cost of an intangible asset such as goodwill, a patent, bond issue costs, etc.

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GRANDFATHERED INVESTMENTS are Municipal bonds and equities acquired on or before August 7,1986, the effec­tive date of changes in tax rates caused by the Tax Reform Act of 1986. These investments are not subject to the 5.1 % property-casualty insurance company proration tax.

REVENUE CONTRACT is a binding agreement between a governmental body and another party that defines the terms under which revenue will be received. A contract can be distinguished from a customer purchase order by the fact that a contract will contain the signatures of both parties, while a purchase order will contain only the signature of the customer.

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