SHAREHOLDERS EQUITY Definition

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SHAREHOLDERS EQUITY is total assets minus total liabilities. It is the same as EQUITY, NET WORTH and stockholder's equity.

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IRC is Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (formerly 1954).

AVOIDABLE COST is the amount of expense that would not occur if a particular decision were to be implemented (e.g., if an employee is laid off at a company that is self-insured for unemployment compensation, the avoidable cost is total direct salary less payments for unemployment benefits plus savings in employee benefits).

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