constructive receipt of income
Income not physically received but treated by the tax code as if it had been received because it is accessible to the recipient. For instance, when a business receives a check from a client, it is considered constructive income since the check can be cashed.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


constructive receipt of income
=>> income.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • constructive receipt of income — As applied to tax laws, is taxable income which is unqualifiedly subject to the demand of taxpayer on cash receipts and disbursements method of accounting, whether or not such income has actually been received in cash. Gounares Bros. & Co. v. U.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • constructive receipt of income — As applied to tax laws, is taxable income which is unqualifiedly subject to the demand of taxpayer on cash receipts and disbursements method of accounting, whether or not such income has actually been received in cash. Gounares Bros. & Co. v. U.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • constructive-receipt doctrine — Same as constructive receipt of income. =>> income. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • Constructive Receipt — A tax term mandating that a taxpayer is liable for income, which has not been physically received, but has been credited to the taxpayer s account or otherwise becomes available for him or her to draw upon in the future. Constructive receipt of… …   Investment dictionary

  • Constructive receipt — Part of a series on Taxation Taxation in the United States …   Wikipedia

  • constructive receipt — n: the receipt of taxable income (as interest on a savings account) that is implied by the income s ready availability to the taxpayer although it has not actually been collected Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • constructive receipt — The date a taxpayer receives dividends or other income, for use in the determination of taxes. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • Davis v. Commissioner (constructive receipt) — Davis v. Commissioner., T.C. Memo. 1978 12 (1978),[1] was a case in which the United States Tax Court held that in order to have constructive receipt, a taxpayer must have notice of the attempt to transfer funds to the taxpayer. Contents 1… …   Wikipedia

  • income — The return in money from one s business, labor, or capital invested; gains, profits, salary, wages, etc. The gain derived from capital, from labor or effort, or both combined, including profit or gain through sale or conversion of capital. Income …   Black's law dictionary

  • income — The return in money from one s business, labor, or capital invested; gains, profits, salary, wages, etc. The gain derived from capital, from labor or effort, or both combined, including profit or gain through sale or conversion of capital. Income …   Black's law dictionary

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