AMT BOND is a municipal bond issue used to fund qualified private activity projects such as pollution control facilities or student loans. AMT bonds are taxed as public-purpose municipals, except when an entity pays the alternative minimum tax, in which case the bond is taxed at the full AMT rate.
TARGET COSTING is a disciplined process for determining and realizing a total cost at which a proposed product with specified functionality must be produced to generate the desired profitability at its anticipated selling price in the future.
CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (CPI) is the measure of change in consumer prices as determined by a monthly survey by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Among the CPI components are the costs of food, housing, transportation, and electricity (i.e., the average cost of a "basket" of goods and services). Also known as the cost-of-living index.
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