marginal rate

marginal rate
marginal return
The incremental rate or return realized by making just one change, adding a single additional unit, or deleting a single unit. For example, if one more new loan is added to an existing portfolio, and the yield on that loan is 10%, the marginal yield for the portfolio is 10%. Not the same as the average. American Banker Glossary

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marginal rate UK US noun [C] (also marginal tax rate, marginal rate of tax)
ACCOUNTING, TAX the rate of tax paid on the last part of a person's or organization's income in a particular period: »

The law would have lowered the top marginal rate on income earned in the city.

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The higher marginal tax rate applies to individuals with more than $120,000 of net income.

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For most people, their marginal rate of tax will be higher when investing and lower when retired.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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