operating expense


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operating expense

n.
An expense incurred in normal business operations, such as an administrative or selling expense.
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Noun1.operating expense - the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance)operating expense - the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes
disbursal, disbursement, expense - amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)
revenue enhancement, tax, taxation - charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
operating budget - a budget for current expenses as distinct from financial transactions or permanent improvements
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The data collected showed that operating expenses increased 6.1% in March 2009 from March 2008.
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Operating expenses between 2010 and 2012 for low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) properties rose at an annual rate of 2.92 percent, notes a newly released Novogradac & Company study.
The company has reported a new guidance of 20,250boepd for lease operating expenses of USD13.5 per boe for 2009, compared to an earlier guidance of 19,000boepd for lease operating expenses of USD15.00 per boe.
We passed the remaining $5,000 through to the three buildings' tenants as an operating expense incurred during normal operation of the properties.
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