TAXABLE BENEFITS Definition

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TAXABLE BENEFITS are employer provided "non-cash" taxable compensation or fringe benefits, such as employer-provided vehicles, complementary tickets, and graduate level educational assistance, are subject to federal income, state income, social security, and Medicare tax rules. According to Internal Revenue Code Section 1.61-1, all compensation paid to, or on behalf of, an employee constitutes wages subject to income and employment tax withholding, unless specifically excluded by IRS code.

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COLLATERAL is assets used as security for the extension of a loan.

SUSTAINING CAPITAL REINVESTMENT is the periodic capital outlay required to maintain operations at existing levels, net of the tax shield available from such outlays.

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