off-balance sheet


off-balance sheet
An asset, liability or commitment that is not reflected in a company's balance sheet is said to be off-balance sheet. For example, off-balance sheet financing is financing that is not shown as a liability on a company's balance sheet.
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USA
Under applicable accounting rules a corporate obligation or other indebtedness is not required to appear as a liability on a company's or such company's parent's balance sheet.

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