passive investor

passive investor

One who does not actively participate in a trade or business.Generally,a passive investor may not take advantage of certain tax deductions,such as the Section 179 deduction allowing the full deductibility of some capital expenditures—up to certain dollar limits—in the current year rather than the normal method of capitalizing and then depreciating them.

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The opportunity is designed for a passive investor.
The Directors intend that the Company will be a passive investor in a portfolio of complementary businesses with significant growth prospects and will evaluate opportunities in the following sectors:
The company's subsidiary, Elite Rentals and Management, helps makes the entire process seamless and completely turnkey for the passive investor.
It's one of the reasons why I've stepped over the line from being a passive investor in football to actually being involved.
But unlike Buffett, a long-term, relatively passive investor, Icahn makes his money by taking positions in companies that give him the leverage to force changes in management or rewards to shareholders, or both.
He acknowledged being a passive investor in the flag carrier which could fuel further aviation industry speculation that he belongs to the consortium that is pushing for a strategic change at the losing Australian air carrier.
Contrary to many sovereign funds, Qatar has shown that it doesn't like to be a passive investor.
The other thing about Buffet is that he is not just a passive investor, he actively engages with the businesses he invests in to look after his interests and make those investments work.
A passive investor in a trade or business housed within one of these flowthrough entities is not subject to self-employment tax under Sec.
bank's total shares outstanding and CIC pledged to be a passive investor.
The CEO of the bank said that Rabobank was a passive investor, and said that its exit would bring in more investors.
DST will remain a passive investor and will not hold any position on Zynga's board of directors.
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