PROMOTIONAL ALLOWANCES Definition

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PROMOTIONAL ALLOWANCES are offered by manufacturers to support the additional promotional activities undertaken by channel members (retailers) on their behalf, e.g. discounts given as part of promotional programs, such as when products are put on sale to increase traffic in a retail store.

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PASS-THROUGH GRANTS as defined under GASB Statement 24 are grants "received by a recipient government to transfer to or spend on behalf of a secondary recipient" and should be recognized as revenues and expenditures/expenses in a governmental, proprietary or trust fund. The only exception to this requirement is if the recipient government serves only as a cash conduit (i.e., has no administrative or direct financial involvement in the program) in which case the grant should be reported in a GAAP agency fund.

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