INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT Definition

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INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT is a tax credit in the United States that allows businesses to write-off a portion of the cost of purchasing equipment for business use.

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ZERO BASED BUDGET is where the expenses or costs of the prior year are not taken into consideration when establishing expense or budgetary levels looking forward. Each expense category starts from zero. All expenses or cost levels within the budget must be justified or re-justified as being necessary; thus "zero-base".

NON-PERFORMING ASSET is an asset not effectual in the production of income. For example, in banking, commercial loans 90 days past due and consumer loans 180 days past due are classified as non-performing.

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