INCOME AFTER TAXES Definition

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INCOME AFTER TAXES is the net profit earned by the company after deducting all expenses like interest, depreciation and tax. PAT can be fully retained by a company to be used in the business. Dividends, if declared, are paid to the share holders from this residue.

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ABSORBED COSTS incorporates both variable and fixed costs.

INVESTMENT TRUST is a company that invests a fixed amount of money in a variety of stocks and shares as a way of spreading risk. Investment trusts have fixed capital, unlike unit trusts, which can create or redeem units in response to demand.

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