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  1. Student Loan Interest Deduction

    A tax deduction for interest paid on higher education loans during the tax year in the U.S., the deduction amount being the ...
  2. Single Filer

    The filing status used by a taxpayer who is unmarried and does not qualify for any other filing status. Single filers include, ...
  3. Levy

    The legal seizure of property to satisfy a debt. In the U.S., the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has the authority to levy ...
  4. Stock Savings Plan

    In Canada, a plan wherein certain provinces (such as Alberta, Ontario and Quebec) provide tax credits for provincial income ...
  5. Bankruptcy Financing

    Financing arranged by a company while under the chapter 11 bankruptcy process. Clearly, such financing is extremely high ...
  6. Itemized Deduction

    A deduction from a taxpayer's taxable adjusted gross income that is made up of deductions for money spent on certain goods ...
  7. Private Letter Ruling - PLR

    An interpretation of statute or administrative rules and their application to a particular set of facts or circumstances. ...
  8. Section 1031

    A section of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code that allows investors to defer capital gains taxes on any exchange of ...
  9. Schedule D

    A U.S. income tax form used by taxpayers to report their realized capital gains or losses. Investors are required to report ...
  10. Constructive Sale Rule - Section 1259

    A section of the Internal Revenue Code that expands the types of transactions that are considered to be sales and are subject ...
  11. Qualified Disclaimer

    A refusal to accept property that meets with provisions set forth in the Internal Revenue Code Tax Reform Act of 1976 allowing ...
  12. Chapter 13

    A U.S. bankruptcy proceeding in which the debtor undertakes a reorganization of his or her finances under the supervision ...
  13. Non-Resident

    An individual who mainly resides in one region or jurisdiction but has interests in another region. In the region where he ...
  14. 501(c)

    A subsection under the United States Internal Revenue Code. The subsection relates to non-profit organizations and tax law ...
  15. Form 1078

    An official document issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) permitting the undersigned to claim residency within the ...
  16. Like-Kind Exchange

    A tax deferred exchange that allows for the disposal of an asset and the acquisition of another similar asset without generating ...
  17. Chapter 9

    A bankruptcy proceeding that provides financially distressed municipalities with protection from creditors by creating a ...
  18. Form 1098

    A form filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that details the amount of interest and mortgage-related expenses paid ...
  19. Vertical Equity

    A method of collecting income tax in which the taxes paid increase with the amount of earned income. The driving principle ...
  20. Debt Fatigue

    When a debtor stops making payments on his or her debts and starts spending again after being overwhelmed by the amount of ...
  21. Nevada Corporation

    A business incorporated in the state of Nevada, which is known to be business-friendly through its tax and corporate law ...
  22. Section 988

    A financial transaction involving a capital loss or gain on an investment held in a foreign currency. A Section 988 transaction ...
  23. Involuntary Conversion

    A process where a taxpayer is involuntarily forced to dispose of property that has been stolen, condemned, destroyed or repossessed, ...
  24. Revenue Ruling

    A decree issued by the IRS that essentially has the force of law. A revenue ruling outlines the IRS's interpretation of the ...
  25. Appeals Conference

    A conference that a taxpayer can request with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) during the audit process if the taxpayer ...
  26. Additional Collateral

    Additional assets put up as collateral by a borrower against debt obligations. Additional collateral is used to lessen the ...
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