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Capital Assets

Definition of "Capital assets"

(1) Any asset purchased for use in production over long periods of time rather than for resale. It includes land, buildings, plant, and timber reserves. (2) In taxation, property held by a taxpayer, except cash, inventoriable assets, merchandise held for sale, receivables, and certain intangibles. (3) Fixed assets usually consisting of tangible assets, such as plant and equipment, and intangible assets, such as a patent.

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