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    Why are certain pass-through items separately stated?

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    In general, pass through items are separately stated when they are outside of the normal course of business. The following are two frequent examples:

    Interest income is not required to operate a business and it is therefore separately stated and categorized as portfolio income rather than business income.

    Charitable contributions are a second example of a separately stated expense because, again, they ...

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