SG&A

Definition

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses. Income statement item which combines salaries, commissions, and travel expenses for executives and salespeople, advertising costs, and payroll expenses.

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Advertising agencies have significant SG&A because this expense encompasses commissions and travel expenses.

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You should always try and follow the SG&A guidelines and try to make them work for your company as best they can.

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I didn't like the idea of expenses and the thought of SG&A was equally terrifying to me and I did not want to pay attention to it.

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