Liabilities: General Issues
This note is an introduction to liabilities. It defines a liability and distinguishes it from contingent liabilities and commitments. It explains how to recognize and measure liabilities in general. Finally, the notes focuses its attention on provisions (i.e., estimated liabilities) and illustrates their accounting with two common examples: warranty liabilities and restructuring liabilities. The note "Long-Term Debt and Bonds" can be used to complement this note.