hobby loss
n.
A loss incurred from a hobby, usually not deductible.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


hobby loss
A loss from a business activity engaged in more for enjoyment than for profit, which can be deducted against annual income only.
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement → Money & Taxes for Retirees
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement → Taxes

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

hobby loss
n.
   in income tax, a loss from a business activity engaged in more for enjoyment than for profit, which can be deducted against annual income only.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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