Expense Category

What expense category does a storage facility come under?

There are a few different ways to categorize expenses for a storage facility, and it will likely depend on the business owner or finance team's preference. Here are a few of the most common expense categories for a storage facility:


The utilities category would include any expenses related to the running of the facility, such as electricity, water, gas, etc. This would also include any internet or phone services required for the business.


If the storage facility is leased or rented, the associated expenses would fall under this category. This would include any rent or lease payments, as well as any deposits or fees associated with the lease.


The insurance category would include any insurance premiums paid for the business, such as property insurance, liability insurance, etc. This would also include any insurance deductibles that are paid out by the business.

Maintenance & Repairs

The maintenance & repairs category would include any expenses related to the upkeep of the facility, such as cleaning supplies, repairs, etc. This would also include any regular maintenance contracts or services that are paid for by the business.

Marketing & Advertising

The marketing & advertising category would include any expenses related to promoting the business, such as online advertising, print advertising, etc. This would also include any fees associated with listing the business on directories or other websites.

Office Supplies & Equipment

The office supplies & equipment category would include any expenses related to the office supplies and equipment used by the business, such as desks, chairs, computers, etc. This would also include any software or subscription fees associated with the operation of the business.

Wages & Salaries

The wages & salaries category would include any expenses related to the employees of the business, such as wages, salaries, bonuses, etc. This would also include any payroll taxes or other employee-related expenses that are paid by the business.

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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