RECHARGE, in accounting, normally involves an activity that provides a specific, ongoing and repetitive good or service to an entity or projects and recovers the cost of providing the good or service from the entity served on a fee basis. Operating costs are supported by recharges to the departments or specific activity receiving the service.
UNDERABSORBED BURDEN is where total employee costs, other than salaries, have not been fully allocated to products sold or services offered.
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT, in real estate, is any permanent structure or other asset added to a property that adds to its value. In general, it is any value added activity or cost to a long-term or permanent asset that increases its value.
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