deduction

deduction
An expense that is allowable as a reduction of gross taxable income by the IRS e.g., charity donations. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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deduction de‧duc‧tion [dɪˈdʌkʆn] noun [countable, uncountable]
the process of taking away an amount from a total, or the amount that is taken away
ˈincome tax deˌduction [countable]
TAX a part of someone's income that is not taxed, for example because it comes from a particular source, or because they have children; = income tax allowance Bre:

• Gifts to charity can generate an income tax deduction.

ˌstandard deˈduction [countable usually singular]
TAX in the US, a fixed amount of the money that you have earned, on which you do not have to pay tax:

• The exemption and the standard deduction are the basic elements that determine how much of a person's income is subject to tax.

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deduction UK US /dɪˈdʌkʃən/ noun [C or U]
the process of taking away an amount or a part of something from a total, or the amount that is taken: »

The interest you receive will be paid after deduction of tax.

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The tax and social security authorities normally insist upon deduction of payments and contributions at source.

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Household insurance policies tend to replace lost or stolen items on a ""new for old"" basis, while travel policies tend to make deductions for wear and tear.

TAX the process of taking away particular costs from the amount of money that you have earned before you pay tax on it, or the costs that are taken away: »

The married couple's allowance was in the form of a tax deduction.

See also INCOME TAX DEDUCTION(Cf. ↑income tax deduction), STANDARD DEDUCTION(Cf. ↑standard deduction)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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