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What expense category does interest come under?
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Interest can come under multiple expense categories, depending on the business and how the interest is used. The most common categories for interest are:

  • Operating expenses: Interest on loans used for business operations is typically classified as an operating expense. This is because the loan is used to finance the day-to-day operations of the business.
  • Capital expenses: Interest on loans used to finance capital expenditures is typically classified as a capital expense. This is because the loan is used to finance the purchase of long-term assets, such as equipment or real estate.
  • Other expenses: Interest on loans used for other purposes, such as personal loans, is typically classified as an other expense. This is because the loan is not used for business operations or capital expenditures.

The correct expense category for interest will depend on the specific business and how the interest is used. It is important to consult with a accountant or financial advisor to ensure that interest is properly classified.

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