Deferred Expense

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Definition: Deferred Expense




Full Definition of Deferred Expense


A deferred expense is an expense incurred which does not apply to the current accounting period. Instead, the expense is debited to a ‘Deferred expenditure’ account in the non-current assets area of a chart of accounts. When such expenditure becomes current, it can then be transferred to the profit and loss account as normal.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Deferred Expense are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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