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or organization that is not subject to taxation. Examples of tax exempt organizations include religious groups and charities. Additionally, certain income an individual or corporation
derives may be tax exempt. For example, coupons
from a municipal bond
are tax exempt at the federal level. See also: Tax credit
, tax deduction
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A reduction in the assessed rate of real property for purposes of calculating ad valorem taxes.Properties used for religious purposes usually have a 100 percent reduction,resulting in no tax liability. Additional exemptions might be granted for other uses, such as for a personal residence,timberland,or conservation land. One must generally apply for exemptions; they are not granted automatically.
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