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Tax Law Glossary

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Accrual Accounting
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Adjusted Gross Income
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Adjustment To Income
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Adoption Credit
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Advance Earned Income Credit
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Audit
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Capital Gains Tax
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Cash Accounting
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Casualty Loss
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Charitable Contribution
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Child And Dependent Care Credit
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Child Tax Credit
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Compensation
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Credits
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Deduction
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Depreciation
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Earned Income
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Earned Income Credit
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Employer Identification Number
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Employment Expenses
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Employment Tax
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Entertainment Expenses
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Estate Tax
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Estimated Tax
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Excise Tax
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Exemption
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Foster Child
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Gift Tax
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Head Of The Household
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Hobby Loss
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Home Office Expense
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Information Tax Returns
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Internal Revenue Service
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Itemized Deductions
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Married Filing Jointly
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Married Filing Separately
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Modified Adjusted Gross Income
What is 'Modified Adjusted Gross Income'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Nontaxable Income
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Payroll Tax
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Permanent And Total Disability
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Proprietorship
What is 'Proprietorship'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Qualifying Widow(Er)
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Sales Tax
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Schedules
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Self-Employed
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Self-Employment Tax
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Standard Deduction
What is 'Standard Deduction'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Tax Court
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Tax Evasion
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Tax Fraud
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Tax Lien
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Tax Year
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Taxable Income
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Unearned Income
What is 'Unearned Income'? Learn more about legal terms and the law at FindLaw.com
Worksheet
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