MODIFIED ACCELERATED COST RECOVERY SYSTEM Definition

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MODIFIED ACCELERATED COST RECOVERY SYSTEM (MACRS) is a system used in accounting to define the rate and method under which a fixed asset will be depreciated for tax purposes.

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SPOILAGE is materials wasted or spoiled in the production process. See also ABNORMAL SPOILAGE and NORMAL SPOILAGE.

OPEN ACCOUNT is a non-guaranteed payment arrangement, e.g. similar to department store credit. Goods are purchased and delivered without payment. Future payment for delivered goods is dependent on the good faith of the purchaser.

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