Tax Exempt


Tax Exempt
To be free from, or not subject to, taxation by regulators or government entities. A tax exempt entity can be excused from a single or multiple taxation laws. Governments are often trying to encourage investment when exempting taxation.

Certain securities or investor groups can be referred to as tax exempt. For example, the interest earned from municipal bonds is exempt from federal or state taxation. Many pension plans and income trusts are also designed to be tax exempt at the corporate level.

Other forms of tax exempt entities include, but are not limited to, churches, religious organizations, amateur sports leagues and charities that try to provide relief for the poor and underprivileged.


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  • tax–exempt — adj 1: exempted from taxation; also: based on such exemption tax–exempt status 2: providing interest or income that is exempted from taxation a tax–exempt municipal bond Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • tax-exempt — tax ex,empt adjective if something is tax exempt, you do not have to pay tax on it: tax exempt savings a. a person or organization that is tax exempt does not have to pay tax …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tax exempt — adj. Not subject to taxation. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. tax exempt adj. Not subject to tax. This term is usually descriptive of …   Law dictionary

  • tax-exempt — [taks′eg zempt′] adj. 1. exempt from taxation; that may not be taxed 2. producing income that is exempt from taxation [tax exempt bonds] …   English World dictionary

  • tax-exempt — tax′ exempt adj. 1) not subject or liable to taxation 2) bus providing income that is not taxable 3) bus a tax exempt security • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • tax exempt — tax ex empt adj if ↑savings, income etc are tax exempt, you do not have to pay tax on them …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tax-exempt — ▪ I. tax exempt ˈtax exˌempt 1 noun [countable] TAX an investment on which you do not have to pay tax: • There is strong investor demand for tax exempts.   [m0] ▪ II. tax exempt tax exempt 2 adjective …   Financial and business terms

  • tax-exempt — I noun a security that is not subject to taxation • Syn: ↑tax exempt security • Hypernyms: ↑security, ↑certificate II adjective (of goods or funds) not taxed (Freq. 1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • tax-exempt — UK / US adjective 1) if something is tax exempt, you do not have to pay tax on it tax exempt savings 2) a person or organization that is tax exempt does not have to pay tax …   English dictionary

  • tax-exempt — /taks ig zempt /, adj. 1. not subject or liable to taxation: tax exempt imports. 2. providing income that is not taxable: tax exempt municipal bonds. n. 3. a tax exempt security. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium


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