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01. Because she has to travel all over the place for her work , she can [deduct] her car as a business expense.
02. If you hand your assignment in late, I will [deduct] 5% for each day it is overdue.
03. The profits are lower than they appear because you have to [deduct] for the administrators' extravagant achievement bonuses.
04. My teacher [deducted] ten points from my essay because it was too short.
05. The income tax [deductions] we are allowed for our children probably don't pay for more than a few days' food.
06. I only made $25,000 after income tax [deductions].
07. An exotic dancer in the U.S. had her breast implants declared a tax-[deductible] business expense.
08. Employees have to pay 50% of their health insurance premiums through [deductions] from their paycheck.
09. We were talking business all through supper at the restaurant, so I [deducted] the cost of the meal on my income tax.
10. An American proverb suggests that no matter how bad a child is, he is still good for a tax [deduction].
11. The Talmud advises us, "Never expose yourself unnecessarily to danger; a miracle may not save you, and if it does, it will be [deducted] from your share of luck or merit."
12. Earl Wilson once remarked, "To sell something, tell a woman it's a bargain; tell a man it's [deductible]."
13. Save all your receipts when you buy office supplies because you can [deduct] them when you do your income tax.
14. Charles Colton once observed, "Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time, which every day produces, and which most men throw away, but which nevertheless will make at the end of it no small [deduction] for the life of man."
15. Fran Lebowitz once suggested that if you are truly serious about preparing your child for the future, don't teach him to subtract - teach him to [deduct].
16. Rent and heat costs are allowable [deductions] on your income tax for a home-based business.

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  • deduct — de‧duct [dɪˈdʌkt] verb [transitive] 1. to take away an amount from a total: • Brazil has about 48 million bags of coffee available for sale; from this, deduct about eight million bags for domestic use. 2. ACCOUNTING to take away an amount from an …   Financial and business terms

  • Deduct — De*duct , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deducted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deducting}.] [L. deductus, p. p. of deducere to deduct. See {Deduce}.] 1. To lead forth or out. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A people deducted out of the city of Philippos. Udall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deduct — deduct, subtract mean to take away one quantity from another. Deduct usually is used in reference to amounts (as of costs, payments, or credits) while subtract is used in reference to numbers or to figures obtained by a computation or calculation …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • deduct — de·duct vt: to take away (an amount) from a total; specif: to take as a deduction must be capitalized...rather than immediately deduct ed D. Q. Posin compare amortize Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • deduct — (v.) early 15c., from L. deductus, pp. of deducere lead down, bring away; see DEDUCE (Cf. deduce), with which it formerly was interchangeable. Technically, deduct refers to taking away portions or amounts; subtract to taking away numbers. Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • deduct — [v] take away or out; reduce abstract, allow, bate, cut back, decrease by, diminish, discount, dock, draw back, knock off, lessen, rebate, reduce, remove, roll back, subtract, take, take from, take off, withdraw, write off; concepts 236,247 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • deduct — ► VERB ▪ subtract or take away from a total. ORIGIN Latin deducere to take or lead away …   English terms dictionary

  • deduct — [dē dukt′, didukt′] vt. [ME deducten < L deductus, pp. of deducere: see DEDUCE] to take away or subtract (a quantity) …   English World dictionary

  • deduct — UK [dɪˈdʌkt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms deduct : present tense I/you/we/they deduct he/she/it deducts present participle deducting past tense deducted past participle deducted to take an amount or number from a total deduct something from… …   English dictionary

  • deduct — v. (D; tr.) to deduct from (to deduct a tax from one s wages) * * * [dɪ dʌkt] (D;tr.) to deductfrom (to deducta tax from one s wages) …   Combinatory dictionary


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