Long-Term Assets: Intangibles

  • Felix I. Lessambo


A company should measure an intangible asset at its fair value at the time of acquisition. The costs of internally developing, maintaining, or restoring intangible assets generally should be expensed as incurred (with some exceptions). Intangible assets other than goodwill may or may not be amortized depending on their useful lives to the entity: Assets with finite lives are amortized; assets with indefinite lives are not. Goodwill is not amortized.


Intangible Goodwill Goodwill impairment Computer software Software costs 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Felix I. Lessambo
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  1. 1.Central Connecticut State UniversityNew BritainUSA

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