UK Accounting Glossary
An amount or part taken away from a total, especially an expense that you do not have to pay taxes on, or the process of taking away an amount or part.
1. That which is deducted; that which is subtracted or removed
2. A sum that can be removed from tax calculations; something that is written off
3. logic A process of reasoning that moves from the general to the specific, in which a conclusion follows necessarily from the premises presented so that the conclusion cannot be false if the premises are true.
1. Accounting: Business expenses or losses which are legally permitted to be subtracted from the gross revenue of a firm in computing its taxable income.
2. Logic: See deductive reasoning.
3. Taxation: Fixed amount or percentage permitted by taxation authorities that a taxpayer can subtract from his or her adjusted gross income to arrive at the taxable income.
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This glossary post was last updated: 30th September 2019.