EXTRAORDINARY ITEMS Definition

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EXTRAORDINARY ITEMS are material items that are unusual in nature and occur infrequently. Both characteristics must exist for an item to be classified as an extraordinary item on the income statement.

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EXPENDITURE is a cost incurred in the normal course of business to generate revenues. See expenses.

WRITE-UP is the increase in value of an asset, but it is seldom used and is not allowed in GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles).

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