gross income
gross income n: all income derived from any source except for items specifically excluded by law
◇ Section 61 of the Internal Revenue Code lists fifteen nonexclusive items that should be included in gross income. They are (1) compensation for services, including fringe benefits and commissions; (2) gross income derived from business; (3) gains derived from dealings in property; (4) interest; (5) rents; (6) royalties; (7) dividends; (8) alimony and separate maintenance payments; (9) annuities; (10) income from life insurance and contracts for endowment insurance; (11) pensions; (12) income from discharge of a debt; (13) distributive share of partnership gross income; (14) income received (as by an estate or heir) by reason of a person's death; and (15) income from an interest in an estate or trust.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

gross income
The total income of an individual or business from all sources, before subtracting adjustments, exemptions, or deductions allowed by tax law.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


gross income
The financial gains received by an individual or a business during a fiscal year.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


gross income
The financial gains received by an individual or a business during a fiscal year.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

gross income
n.
   in calculating income tax, the income of an individual or business from all sources before deducting allowable expenses, which will result in net income.
   See also: income tax

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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