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A sum total of the administrative or executive costs that relate to the management, conduct, or supervision of a business that are not attributable to any one particular product or department.

Expenses such as rent, taxes, insurance, lighting, heating, and other miscellaneous office expenses all fall under the category of overhead.


noun budget, business expenses, charges, cost, cost incurred, cost of living, current expenses, drain on resources, expenditures, expense, gennral expenses, liabilities, living expenses, money expended, operating expenses, outlay, payments, spendings, upkeep
Associated concepts: overhead expenses
See also: cost, expense, maintenance, upkeep
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Generally, the contractor's overhead costs are divided into two categories: project overhead costs and company's (also called general) overhead costs.
Research papers in the first group reflect the overhead costs evaluation and management experience of construction contractors from various countries.
5, [section]14, and the intent expressed by the CRC [Constitution Revision Commission], we agree with the First District's conclusion that Section 19 of Chapter 2007-62, Laws of Florida, violates the constitutional requirement that the state fund the overhead costs of all judicial offices that are not expressly listed in Art.
These sectors assign the predominant part of direct costs; overhead costs take about 20% maximum.
If fewer projects are won than were planned for, the actual overhead costs are not recovered and the company's earnings are reduced.
Combined with the overhead costs of the tax system, this means that it costs $1.
Greater control over factory overhead costs can be achieved if two accounts are used, one to record the actual factory overhead costs incurred (Factory Overhead Control) and another to record the amount applied to products (Factory Overhead Applied).
This newest plumbing program will produce an excellent needed estimate within hours saving you 100% in overhead costs.
A few commonly accepted definitions of overhead costs appear in scientific sources worldwide.
One of the key things in running a successful brewery is covering all your overhead costs.
Originally developed as a way to help manufacturers cut overhead costs and move into low-cost empowerment zones, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Brownfield Initiative is facing problems.
Customers need to lower overhead costs and streamline operations, so they demand the latest technology in an economical package to meet these objectives," says Susie Weiss, director of strategic alliances at Spectra Logic.