DEPENDENT Definition

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DEPENDENT, generally, is a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support) in U.S. tax law, it means a dependent as defined in tax code Section 152 which excludes those individuals who do not qualify for a dependent deduction on the employee's tax return including domestic partners and parents.

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REGULAR SETTLEMENT is 1) For short-term or U.S. Trea­sury securities, the settlement, or payment and delivery, is the next business day after the trade date. 2) For cor­porate notes, bonds and municipal securities, settlement is in five business days. 3) For mortgage-backed securities, settlement is after the 15th of the month. 4) For Euro­dollar Certificates of Deposit, settlement is two business days after the trade date. Also known as "Regular Way.'

COMMITMENT BASED ACCOUNTING is where spending controls are enacted that ensures that no budget executor can exceed his annual appropriation.

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