LINE ITEM BUDGET Definition

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LINE ITEM BUDGET is a budget initiated by government entities in which budgeted financial statement elements are grouped by administrative entities and object. These budget item groups are usually presented in an incremental fashion that is in comparison to previous time periods. Line item budgets are also used in private industry for comparison and budgeting of selected object groups and their previous and future expenditure levels within an organization.

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OCOR see OPPORTUNITY COST OF REVENUE.

In the company's financial reporting documents this category may contain several line items, e.g. R&D, Sales & Marketing, and General & Administrative. You must ensure that all Overhead Expense line items are contained and accounted for within this category. Where there in no matching category, enter those amounts on a cumulative basis into the General & Administrative category. Enter all amounts in 1,000's.

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