dependency exemption

Definition of "dependency exemption"
  1. A deduction permitted for each qualifying dependent according to the tax regulations, particularly sections 151 and 152 of the Internal Revenue Code
How to use "dependency exemption" in a sentence
  1. Even though she is 18, her parents can still claim the dependency exemption because she is a full-time student.
  2. Claiming a dependency exemption can reduce the amount you owe in income taxes.
  3. In order to claim the dependency exemption, the taxpayer must prove that they provide more than half of the dependent's support.

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