Nov. 13, 2012
-- What is a start-up cost? It’s a cost incurred to start up or begin your business. Anything that you pay out before your business or trade begins is considered to be a start-up cost.
There are two kinds of start-up cost, investigatory costs and preopening costs.
Investigatory costs are those incurred in researching the need for your potential business or trade. These costs relate to your decision whether or not to open or acquire the business, and also which particular business to start or purchase.
Examples of investigatory costs are analysis of the products, labor supply, or transportation;
fees for consultants and other professional services; surveys of potential markets; travel costs related to securing distributors, suppliers, and customers.
Preopening costs are those costs incurred after you’ve made the decision to open the business or trade but before you actually being the business.... see more at http://www.SpeedyCPA.com
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