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A written report of an individual or company's financial or other relevant data. A prime example is the annual report that a publicly-traded company is required to distribute to shareholders. The report contains information on the company's financial state, such as operational income and net profit. Sometimes it also contains an accountant's opinion on the general health of the company. Occasionally, statements are distributed at irregular intervals to explain a major event in the company. See also: Balance sheet.


Explanations of various types of income, deductions, and/or credits reported on a schedule or directly on Form 1040. Statements may or may not be official IRS forms.
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Nupkins, brightening for a moment, after a long pause; 'after all, this is a mere statement.
Now,' said the magistrate, 'repeat your statement, Grummer, and again I warn you to be careful.
Although the statement thus presented implied a weakness in Mrs.
I can't make use of such an ante-mortem statement as that.
He proposes to seal up the original manuscript of the letter, and to add to it a plain statement of the circumstances under which it was discovered, supported by your signed attestation and mine, as witnesses to the fact.
Experience has suggested the brief introductory statement of main literary principles, too often taken for granted by teachers, with much resulting haziness in the student's mind.
This latter question need not be further discussed at present; but when Thrasymachus says that the life of the unjust is more advantageous than that of the just, his new statement appears to me to be of a far more serious character.
The new statement is always hated by the old, and, to those dwelling in the old, comes like an abyss of scepticism.
The idealism of Berkeley is only a crude statement of the idealism of Jesus, and that again is a crude statement of the fact that all nature is the rapid efflux of goodness executing and organizing itself.
An admirable statement of the aims of the Library of Philosophy was provided by the first editor, the late Professor J.
I propose to tell you--in the first place--what is known of the manner in which your cousin met his death; appending to the statement such inferences and conclusions as we are justified (according to my opinion) in drawing from the facts.
A letter arrived for me from Sir Percival Glyde's solicitor, acknowledging the receipt of my copy of the anonymous letter and my accompanying statement of the case.

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