Long-term assets are also known as noncurrent assets and include the following:
- long-term investments These include certain investments in stocks and bonds of other corporations, a company's bond sinking fund, the cash surrender value of life insurance policies owned by the company, real estate awaiting to be sold, etc.
- property, plant and equipment This classification includes land, buildings, machinery, equipment, vehicles, fixtures, etc. that are used in the business.
- intangible assets These include trademarks, patents, customer lists, goodwill, etc. that were acquired in a transaction.
- deferred charges This category includes bond issue costs that are being amortized over the life of the bonds and deferred income taxes that pertain to certain assets.
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