Provision (accounting)

In financial accounting, provisions are precautions, or liabilities similar to accruals, for which the amount or probability of occurrence are not known. Typical examples are provisions for warranty costs and provision for taxes, or for the results of court ruling. Sometimes, the term reserve is used instead of term provision; such a use, however, is inconsistent with the terminology suggested by International Accounting Standards Board.Fact|date=January 2008

Provision: A present obligation which satisfies the rest of the definition of a liability, even if the amount of the obligation has to be estimated. (Framework)

ee also

* International Financial Reporting Standards
* IAS 37: Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets


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