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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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901, which specifically restricts the foreign tax credit to foreign "income, war profits, and excess profits taxes.
In May of 1945, the Joint Committee announced a "five point program" involving increased excess profits tax exemptions and provisions such as accelerated refund provisions for loss carrybacks and amortization deductions, "designed to improve the cash position of business.
Pulte's maverick approach to the project's accounting facilitated the shielding of significant excess profits from the Town of Grafton and instead directed all these excess profits to Pulte's owner and management," the inspector general's report states.
He said the underlying assumption was that any money made after costs and a one to two per cent margin was excess profit.
According to the Commission, on the surface, Belgium's excess profits tax regime did give companies tax advantages which distorted competition.
5 million in excess profits from the Hilltop Farms condominium project.
What name was given to the one-off tax on the excess profits of public utilities introduced in 1997?
34) The second step in the Court's analysis involved deciding whether it was appropriate to rearrange the tax formula to show that its effect was to tax excess profits.
Ofgem said soaring household bills and intensifying public distrust highlighted the need for an investigation which will determine whether the companies are making excess profits - after they quadrupled to more than PS1 billion in three years.
Doon pumapasok talaga iyong tinatawag na disgorgement of excess profits under the ERC (Energy Regulatory Commission)," Lacierda said.
They reckon they can do it while letting the Big Six energy companies keep excess profits.
We have even seen evidence of excess profits being priced into projects from the start.