Expense Category

What expense category do newspapers come under?

There is no definitive answer to this question, as it will depend on the specific business and how they categorize their expenses. However, we can provide some guidance on which expense category is most likely to be appropriate for newspapers.


One common expense category for newspapers is advertising. This is because newspapers are often used as a platform to advertise businesses and products. If your business uses newspapers for advertising, then this is likely the appropriate expense category.

Printing and Distribution

Another common expense category for newspapers is printing and distribution. This is because newspapers need to be printed and distributed in order to reach their audience. If your business is responsible for printing and distributing newspapers, then this is likely the appropriate expense category.


There are other potential expense categories for newspapers, depending on the specific business. For example, some businesses may categorize newspapers under 'Office Supplies' if they use them for research or reference purposes. Others may categorize them under 'Marketing' if they use them to promote their business. Ultimately, it will depend on the specific business and how they categorize their expenses.

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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