standard deduction
standard deduction see deduction

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

standard deduction
The name given to a fixed amount of money that may be subtracted from the adjusted gross income of a taxpayer who does not itemize certain living expenses for income tax purposes.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


standard deduction
The name given to a fixed amount of money that may be subtracted from the adjusted gross income of a taxpayer who does not itemize certain living expenses for income tax purposes.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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