Kickback

Definition:

In the context of finance, refers to compensation of dealers by sales finance companies for discounting installment purchase paper.
In the context of contracts, refers to secret payments made to insure that the contract goes to a specific firm.

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Deferred tax expense

A non-cash expense that provides a source of free cash flow. Amount allocated during the period to cover tax liabilities that have not yet been paid.

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