UNDERABSORBED BURDEN Definition

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UNDERABSORBED BURDEN is where total employee costs, other than salaries, have not been fully allocated to products sold or services offered.

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PURCHASE AND INSTALLMENT SALEBACK, in real estate, is a contract purchase of real property upon the completion of construction. The subject property is then immediately sold back on a long-term installment contract.

FAIR VALUE, under GAAP, is the amount at which an asset could be bought or sold in a current transaction between willing parties, other than in liquidation. On the other side of the balance sheet, the fair value of a liability is the amount at which that liability could be incurred or settled in a current transaction between willing parties, other than in liquidation.

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