Definitions for "Direct Expenses"
these must be variable expenses (incurred as a direct and unavoidable consequence of the sale) and traceable to the sale.
Expenses which are charged directly as a part of the cost of a product or service, or of a department or operating unit, as distinguished from overhead and other indirect costs which must be prorated among several products or services, departments, or operating units.
expenses which vary with the level of sales.
expenditures paid for by the organization in real funds (cash). (Transfer of cash from the organization to a supplier/contractor in return for goods or services purchased specific to the proposed project.)