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Long-Term Liabilities (or Noncurrent Liabilities)
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What are Long-term Liabilities (Noncurrent Liabilities)?

Long-term liabilities, also known as noncurrent liabilities, in the construction industry are obligations that are due more than a year from the current date. They are an important part of a company's financial structure and may include bonds payable, long-term loans, deferred tax liabilities, lease obligations, and pension obligations. For example, a construction company might have long-term liabilities in the form of a multi-year loan taken to acquire new heavy machinery or land for future projects. These liabilities have a significant impact on a company's liquidity and overall financial health, so it's critical that construction companies manage them effectively. Depending on how these are managed, they can influence a construction company's creditworthiness and its ability to secure future funding for expansion or for carrying out large projects. Hence, understanding long-term liabilities is vital for sustainability and growth in the construction industry.