JOINT RETURN Definition

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JOINT RETURN is a US income tax filing status that can be used by a married couple. The married couple must be married as of the last day of their tax year in order to qualify for this filing status. A married couple can also elect to file as married, filing separate returns.

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EMERGING ISSUES TASK FORCE (EITF) was formed in 1984 in response to the recommendations of the FASBs task force on timely financial reporting guidance and an FASB Invitation to Comment on those recommendations. The mission of the EITF is to assist the FASB in improving financial reporting through the timely identification, discussion, and resolution of financial accounting issues within the framework of existing authoritative literature.

MARKET ORIENTATION is the business philosophy and approach to focusing on the customer's needs and wants, both stated and hidden, and satisfying them with proprietary or purchased products and services.

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