Expense Category

What expense category is computer equipment?

There is no definitive answer to this question as the correct expense category for computer equipment will depend on the specific business and the way it is used. However, some possible expense categories for computer equipment include:

Office Equipment

If the computer equipment is used for office tasks such as word processing, spreadsheets, and email, then it may be classified as office equipment. This is a common expense category for desktop computers, laptops, and printers.

IT Equipment

If the computer equipment is used for more specialized tasks such as website design, database management, or software development, then it may be classified as IT equipment. This is a common expense category for servers, software, and other types of specialized equipment.


In some cases, computer equipment may not fit neatly into either the office equipment or IT equipment categories. In these cases, it may be classified as other. This is a common expense category for items such as computer desks, chairs, and accessories.

The information provided in this article does not constitute legal or financial advice and is for general informational purposes only. Please check with an attorney or financial advisor to obtain advice with respect to the content of this article.
“Accurate classification of expenses is vital for businesses as it forms the backbone of financial reporting, tax compliance, and strategic decision-making. It enables businesses to track and analyze their spending patterns, identify cost-saving opportunities, and assess the profitability of various operations or projects. Having a single source to turn to for accounting classification suggestions, such as the Ramp Expense Classifier tool, is immensely helpful as it provides consistency, reduces ambiguity, and streamlines the expense classification process.”
Audrey Carroll
Senior Manager, Accounting, Ramp

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