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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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If a windfall is taxable, there are several ways to minimize taxes due.
Of course, most people don't have a windfall to play with.
Osisko CEO John Burzynski noted, "Our exploration team has been working particularly hard over recent months absorbing the huge amount of new data from our large-scale drilling program, and, with the new work on the Lynx discovery, we are starting to see the emergence of a whole new high-grade deposit within our high-grade Windfall project.
The decision to stop the clock therefore turns revenues raised by airlines to cover the costs of CO2 permits into additional windfall profits estimated at around 486 million.
WINDFALLS GAINED FROM DOWNSIZING Typical windfalls gained by downsizing from a detached home to a bungalow with the percentage increase compared with 10 years ago: Typical windfalls gained by downsizing from a detached home to a semi-detached property with the percentage increase compared with 10 years ago: | Yorkshire and Humberside, PS84,369, 84.
The difference in revenues implies a windfall of $183 billion (Dh671.
But we will commit instead, in our manifesto, to do the responsible thing and use any windfall gain from the sale of bank shares to repay the national debt.
A windfall profits tax is a higher tax rate on profits that ensue from a sudden windfall gain to a particular company or industry.
This work explains background, history, rationales, policy and economic contexts, and consequences of bills introduced in Congress to impose a windfall profits tax on oil--that is, a tax on oil industry income that is due primarily to rising crude oil prices, not new production or investment.
The government may also be willing to soften a tough tax on windfall profits when prices are high.
Byline: A union leader is set to renew the call for a windfall tax on "greedy" energy companies.
THE Government is finally expected to unveil a fuel poverty package tomorrow but without a windfall tax on energy companies' profits.