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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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This may be true but most business owners have a fair idea of their Overheads - for example rent, salaries etc.
Once you Know your Overheads you can enter them into whatever accounting system you are using as a Budget.
GrantPlan[R] covers the key components of grant costs, such as individual procedures, overhead rates, other direct costs, and site costs.
GrantPlan[R] data shows that overhead rates can vary significantly by region as can the rate of increase.
So how do you factor overhead costs into your price?
Company X has a materials expense of $275,000 per annum and a yearly overhead cost of $100,000.
comparison of the roles of the regenerator section overhead (RSOH) and the multiplex section overhead (MSOH) bytes
structure of a virtual container in terms of Path Overhead (POH) and payload container
The role of the different types of SDH overhead is also explained.
The Sienna outputs at 300 dots per inch, using an RGB formatted continuous tone color direct from the computer file to letter size overhead or print material for high end color presentation materials.
In fact, according to PLUS Corporation of America Vice President and General Manager Fred Feuerhake, annual sales of overhead projectors will grow to 500,000 units by the year 2000 -- up from sales of 357,000 units in 1994(a).
Given that even a low-end document camera costs 10 times more than an overhead projector, it's not surprising that ELMO sold more than 30,000 overhead projectors last year and only about 17,000 document cameras.