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Question: What are accrued expenses

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ANS: What are accrued expenses

In addition to trade credit, accrued expenses and deferred income are other spontaneous sources of short-term financing. Accrued expenses are more automatic source since, by definition; they permit the firm to receive services before paying for them.

Accrued expenses represent a liability that a firm has to pay for the services which it has already received. Thus they represent a spontaneous, interest-free source of financing. The most important component of accruals is wages and salaries, taxes and interest.


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