A Glossary Of Tax-Related Terms
For the purpose of quick and smooth communication, every industry has its own language and terms. These words and phrases can be confusing to anyone who is not part of the daily operations of a specific industry, and the tax business is no exception.
To help you understand the terms, acronyms, and phrases regularly used when availing of tax preparation services, Speedy Tax Preparation & Bookkeeping Service has created this handy reference guide. Here you’ll find valuable information allowing you to comprehend and communicate your tax requirements effectively.
Adjusted gross income (AGI)
It is the gross income minus allowable reductions.
Child and Dependent Care Credit
It is a tax credit in the amount of a percentage of the amount expended on the child or dependent care by an employed individual.
It refers to a person who meets the five tests of dependency and thereby qualifies to be claimed as a dependent for tax purposes.
It is a deduction for the wear and tear of an item used for business.
It is what the taxpayer expects to owe in taxes over the course of the year, generally paid quarterly with vouchers.
Home office expense
It refers to the expenses arising from operating a business in a qualified manner in your home.
It refers to the expenditures that the tax code deems appropriate for reducing adjusted gross income.
It is the income that is not taxed.
It refers to a person who individually decides when and where to work and pays their own expenses. Self-employed individuals must pay self-employment taxes.
It is the adjusted gross income minus deductions and exemptions.
It is when the IRS or State acknowledges that the tax return has been received.
It refers to electronically filing IRS or State returns.
It is a form received by self-employed individuals for work performed. If over $400, it is taxable income.
It is a reduction of income that would otherwise be taxed.
It refers to a child other than a natural or adopted child who lived with the taxpayer for the entire year and whom the taxpayer treated as their own child.
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