What are Contingent Liabilities? Give Examples

Contingent Liabilities: Contingent Liabilities are the liabilities that depend on the happening of some certain event. These are not the actual liabilities but may become a liability in the future on the happening of some specific event. For example, liability in respect of bill discounted is a contingent liability. This is because, if a sole proprietor discounts a bill with the bank and on the actual date of payment, the acceptor fails to pay the amount, then, the sole proprietor will become liable to the bank. These liabilities are not shown in the Balance Sheet but are shown as a footnote below the Balance Sheet.


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