PAYMENT TERMS Definition

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PAYMENT TERMS is the legal or contractual stipulation by a business as to when payment is to be made for goods or services supplied, e.g. cash with order, payment on delivery, or within a particular number of days of the invoice date.

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FLOWER BOND is a U.S. Treasury bond, issued in the 1950s and 1960s, that may be tendered at par value for payment of federal estate taxes, even though its market price may be substantially less.

BASIS, INVESTMENT, is the cost or book value of an investment. The gain or loss on an investment is the sale price less the basis. Basis is often called "cost basis."

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