from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not subject to taxation; tax-exempt.

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  • adj. exempt from taxation

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Exempt from taxation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of goods or funds) not taxed


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  • Distributions designated as return-of-capital are not taxed as ordinary income dividends and are sometimes referred to as tax-free dividends or nontaxable distributions.

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  • So-called 529 plans are state-sponsored accounts for college savers in which any earnings are tax-free as long as they are used to pay for qualified higher-education expenses.

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  • There's no federal deduction on money as it goes into an account, but the earnings are tax-free if used for either undergraduate or graduate tuition, fees, room, board, books and supplies.

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  • ITT launched the tax-free spinoff of the two businesses to shareholders under the belief that the sum of its parts would be worth more than the $52 a share the ITT stock was trading at in early January.

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  • Inc. could soon have California's blessing to continue making tax-free sales in the state for one year.

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  • A simple solution to seniors' mortgage problems: a one-time, tax-free transfer from an IRA toward the reduction or elimination of a mortgage.

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  • Amazon could soon have California's blessing to continue making tax-free sales in the state for one year.

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