Is expenses capital or revenue?

Is expenses capital or revenue?
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Is expenses capital or revenue?

Capital expenditures are for fixed assets, which are expected to be productive assets for a long period of time.

Revenue expenditures are for costs that are related to specific revenue transactions or operating periods, such as the cost of goods sold or repairs and maintenance expense

What is Capitalized?

A capitalized item is recognized as an asset on the Balance Sheet.

Normally It has the economic future benefit, able to generate revenues and the useful life is at least one year.

What is Expensed?

The expensed item is recognized as an expense/cost of goods sold on the Income Statement.

It is the money spent and the cost incurred by a company in running a business and generating profit.

Example of Capitalized Expenses

ABC Sdn Bhd is required to construct a new building as an office. For the construction, the company pays the cost of labour at RM15,000.00 and the cost of construction material at RM 50,000.00.

The total cost of RM 65,000.00 will be capitalized because the useful life of the building is more than one year, and it has the economic future benefit and the ability to generate revenues for the company.

Example of Expense-Off Expense

ABC Sdn Bhd has constructed a new building as an office on 2 years ago. During the year, the company pays RM 10,000.00 to repair the roof of the building.

In this case, the cost of repairs being expensed. This is because the cost occurs once, and it is to fix the damage part in order the company able to use the building to run the business.

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