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Windfall

A sudden, unexpected profit or gain. A windfall may occur, for example, after a company announces an earnings surprise and its stock consequently jumps significantly. Companies may also experience windfall when demand for their products skyrockets; for example, an umbrella manufacturer may see windfall during an especially rainy year. See also: Windfall shares, Windfall tax.

windfall

An unexpected profit or gain. An investor holding a stock that increases greatly in price because of an unexpected takeover offer receives a windfall.
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In fact, the Supreme Court was willing to rearrange the foreign tax formula to demonstrate that the tax was economically equivalent to an excess profits tax--a clear rejection of the legalistic approach
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The report contends that if the developer calculated its costs according to the methodology in place when the regulatory agreement was signed with the bank, it would have $17 million in excess profits.
I don't know what excess profit means,' Barclays chief executive Matthew Barrett told the committee.
The Bells excess profits are robbing America of vital investment capital," SPARC member Brian Moir said.
The refunds come after the excess-profit formula (as defined under state statute) indicated State Farm had an excess profit for 1994, 1995 and 1996.
BUSINESS WIRE)--April 25, 1996--KLA Instruments Corporation announced the adoption of an Excess Profit Stock Plan, which provides for the purchase of outstanding shares of KLA Common Stock for the benefit of participants in KLA's 401(k) retirement plan.
So if we get this cold spell the Government will have to intervene and if they do intervene, and it is costly, I for one would regard it as perfectly acceptable for them then, subsequently, to levy an excess profits tax on the energy companies and claw that money back.
Consumers want action from politicians to tackle the excess profits and undeserved bonuses of the big six energy companies.
He urged Chancellor George Osborne to slap a one-off excess profits tax on the big six companies which were levying huge, inflation-busting price rises on consumers, in order to fund increased payments for those shivering in their homes.
901(b)(1), taxpayers can claim a credit for "the amount of any income, war profits, and excess profits taxes paid or accrued .
You suggest that taxes should be levied on excess profits of mobile operators.