unearned income


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Unearned income (revenue)

Income received in advance of the time at which it is earned, such as prepaid rent.

Passive Income

Income from a venture in which an individual does not directly participate. The most common types of passive income are rents and income from a limited partnership. Some analysts consider income derived from securities such as dividends and coupons to be passive income, while others put it into a separate category as portfolio income. Passive income is taxable, but it is often treated differently than active income.

unearned income

Individual income, such as dividends, pension payments, and capital gains, that is derived from something other than personal services. Compare earned income.

unearned income

see EARNED INCOME.

unearned income

see EARNED INCOME.

Unearned Income

Taxable income other than that received for services performed (earned income). Unearned income includes money received for the investment of money or other property, such as interest, dividends, and royalties. It also includes pensions, alimony, unemployment compensation, and other income that is not earned.
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Previous tests have either treated earnings as exogenous or have treated unearned income or some portion of unearned income (for example, property income, transfers) as exogenous.
If the scholarship is fully excluded from gross income, the child will have $10,000 of earned income, $1,500 in unearned income, with taxable income of $1,150 after it is reduced by the standard deduction for dependents (limited to $350 plus earned income of $10,000) and will owe $115 in federal tax.
There is no tax advantage for Susie to have net unearned income because the parents' higher tax rate is used for the net unearned income.
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(For the record, I will be paying interest and dividends tax this year for the first time, because I receive unearned income from a real estate partnership.)
And I do believe in taxing unearned income at higher rates than earned income.
Children subject to the Kiddie Tax pay tax at their parents' top marginal rates on the child's unearned income over $1,700 (for 2006) if that tax exceeds the tax the child would otherwise pay on that income.
``This is usually set against unearned income which has not suffered a charge for NIC.
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Now, if the child is under age 14, his/her unearned income (as opposed to earned income, as from delivering newspapers) is taxed at the parent's rate except for first $1,300.
An UGMA offers a tax-saving opportunity if the assets generate less than $1,300 of unearned income per year.
The solution to the preference maximization problem (4) for the mother's labor force participation is a function of available wages, the number of children, unearned income, maternal care productivity, and the utilization, quality and cost of nonmaternal care.