Expense Category

What expense category does LinkedIn fall under?


LinkedIn is primarily categorized under the 'Software' expense category, more specifically under 'Professional Networking and Recruitment Software'.

Role of the Expense in Business

LinkedIn serves as a professional networking platform and is also used for recruitment, business development, and professional branding, making it a versatile tool in the corporate world.

Practical Example

A company using LinkedIn for talent acquisition and recruitment advertising would categorize these expenses under 'Professional Networking and Recruitment Software'. A business using LinkedIn for B2B marketing or professional networking falls under the same subcategory.

Specialized Expense

In cases where LinkedIn is used solely for individual professional development, it might be categorized under 'Personal Development Software'.


LinkedIn's primary classification is within the 'Software' expense category, with its role in professional networking and recruitment defining its specific subcategory.

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.
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