Abusive Tax Shelter
Abusive Tax Shelter: A limited partnership that the IRS judges to be claiming tax deductions illegally.
Tax Equity And Fiscal Responsibility Act Of 1982 (TEFRA): The view that shareholders prefer capital gains over dividends, and hence low payout ratios, because capital gains are effectively taxed at lower rates than dividends.
Tax Differential View (Of Dividend Policy): Allowing the capital gains tax on an asset to be payable only when the gain is realized by selling the asset.
Tax Evasion: Legislation to increase tax revenue by eliminating various taxation loopholes and instituting tougher enforcement procedures in collecting taxes.
Tax Exempt: Some investments are tax exempt, which means you don't have to pay income tax on the earnings they produce. For example, the interest you receive on a municipal bond is generally exempt from . . . View Full Definition
Tax Exemption: An amount that a taxpayer who meets certain criteria can subtract from taxable income. Examples include exemptions for each dependent or for life insurance proceeds. (See Tax Credit, Tax Deduction.)
Tax Deferred Exchange (1031 Exchange): Under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, some or all of the realized gain from the exchange of property may not need to be immediately recognized for tax purposes. Both properties in . . . View Full Definition
Tax Deferred: A tax-deferred account allows you to postpone income tax that would otherwise be due on employment or investment earnings you hold in the account until some point the future, often when you . . . View Full Definition
Tax Credits: Tax you receive back in certain circumstances, e.g. pension credit, child tax credit and working tax credit.
Tax Deduction: A direct dollar-for-dollar reduction in tax allowed for expenses such as child care and R&D for building low-income housing. Compare tax deduction.
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Fragrance: The sensation of the gases released from ground coffee as they are inhaled through the nose. Ranges from sweetly floral to sweetly spicy.