Intangible Property

Definition

  • Property such as stocks, bonds, or franchises that gets value from what it represents and not from its physical nature. Business furniture and equipment are examples of tangible personal property because they do not represent something else of greater value and they serve their intended functions.

Synonyms
intangible asset, legal intangibles, competitive intangibles, intangible personal property

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Appraised Value Definition,
    • An educated opinion of how much a property is worth.
  • Asset Definition,
    • Anything of monetary value that is owned by a person. Assets include real property, personal property, and enforceable claims against others including bank accounts, stocks, mutual funds, and so on.
  • Fair Market Value (FMV) Acronym, Very Important,
    • The highest price that a buyer would pay for a property and the lowest price a seller is willing to accept.
  • Franchise Definition,
    • The right to sell products or services under a corporate name or trade mark (established by someone else). This right is usually purchased for cash in addition to a royalty fee on, or a percentage of, all sales.
  • Full Market Value Definition,
    • In reference to property taxes, usually refers to the tax rate applied to 100 percent of the property's value. Also full cash value.
  • Illiquid Asset Definition,
    • An asset that cannot be sold easily or in a timely manner for its full value.
  • Intangible Asset Definition,
    • Non-physical resources or rights to other assets. Patents, goodwill, permits and computer programs are examples of intangible assets.
  • Liquid Assets Definition,
    • Cash and other property that can be converted quickly and easily into cash.
  • Market Value (MV) Acronym, Important,
    • Also known as "Fair Market Value." The estimated value of a property which a seller could expect to receive under normal conditions.
  • Personal Property (PP) Acronym,
    • Property that is movable and not permanently attached to a dwelling or structure.
  • Property Insurance Definition,
    • Insurance that provides coverage for damages to property from a number of perils.
  • Secondary Market Definition,
    • A market where financial instruments such as stocks, bonds, options and futures are bought and sold to investors.
  • Tangible Personal Property (TPP) Acronym,
    • Assets other than real estate that physically exist. Business equipment and vehicles are tangible personal property whereas stock certificates and franchises only represent value and are therefore intangible property.
  • Valuation Definition,
    • The estimation of a property's price value through an appraisal.
    • The process of finding the worth of an asset or business.
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