Below the Line


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Below the Line

1. In accounting, an extraordinary income or expense a company does not incur in its day-to-day operations. Because they are not repeated, below the line items are not considered to increase or decrease the company's profit. See also: Above the line.

2. Advertising in which a company pays a commission based on the success of the campaign. Below the line advertising is most common in direct mail and similar campaigns that rely on a customer's reaction to the advertisement, rather than his/her previous research on the product.

3. A tax deduction one takes on one's adjusted gross income instead of one's gross income.
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The new agreement will provide for a free use of the first two episodes in the two-month period after initial exhibition and for a one-year deferral of below the line wage increases in new one hour series.
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The Live Below the Line challenge raises thousands of pounds for charities including Save the Children - and puts a spotlight on the scandal of global hunger.
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It doesn't matter if traffic was horrendous; it doesn't matter if you phoned and apologized--if you are late, you end up justifying why and that goes below the line.
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