from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A financial arrangement, such as the use of special depletion allowances, that reduces taxes on current earnings.

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  • noun A legal structure that reduces tax liability for a person or that person's assets.

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  • noun a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings


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