accumulated earnings tax

Definition of "accumulated earnings tax"
  1. It's a tax imposed on a company's earnings that are accumulated and kept within the company, instead of being distributed to stockholders, but aren't needed for the legitimate operations of the business
How to use "accumulated earnings tax" in a sentence
  1. The corporation was careful to avoid accumulating excess profits to elude the accumulated earnings tax.
  2. Understanding the concept of accumulated earnings tax can help businesses make smart decisions on profit distribution.
  3. The accountant worked to ensure the company maintained just enough profits to meet its operational needs and avoid the accumulated earnings tax.

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