Underapplied Overhead


Underapplied Overhead
An accounting record in cost accounting where the overhead costs assigned for a work-in-progress product does not reach the amount of the actual overhead costs. Underapplied overhead is reported as a prepaid expense on the company's balance sheet and, at the end of the year, it is balanced by inputing a debit to cost of goods sold. Costs of goods sold is the direct cost associated with the production of goods sold by a company. The amount of underapplied overhead is referred to as an unfavorable variance.

For example, an overhead of $100,000 was incurred, but only $90,000 was applied. This is referred to as an unfavorable variance because it means that the budgeted costs were lower than actual costs and thus the cost of goods sold of the product were more than expected.

The initial predetermined overhead cost rate is calculated by taking the budgeted overhead costs divided by the budgeted activity.


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  • underabsorbed overhead — underapplied overhead In absorption costing, the circumstance in which the absorbed overhead is less than the overhead costs incurred for a period. This adverse variance represents a reduction of the budgeted profits of the organization …   Big dictionary of business and management

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