Current liabilities are those liabilities on the balance sheet that are expected to be paid off with current assets or refinanced within a relatively short period of time, usually one year. Current liabilities typically include accounts payable and other short-term payables. The importance of current liabilities is that they impose constraints on the cash flow of the company and make it important the company has adequate current assets to maintain liquidity. The more current liabilities the corporation has, the more current assets it will typically need to pay those liabilities. Thus, the difference between current assets and current liabilities is itself an important number, called working capital.