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capital expenditure

n. payment by a business for basic assets such as property, fixtures, or machinery, but not for day-to-day operations such as payroll, inventory, maintenance and advertising. Capital expenditures supposedly increase the value of company assets and are usually intended to improve productivity.

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Sevitt points out that different capital expense categories have different write-off rates, with cars being depreciated at 30 percent a year, as are computers, but office furniture is written off at only 20 percent annually.
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