Tax credit

Definition:

A direct dollar-for-dollar reduction in tax allowed for expenses such as child care and R&D for building low-income housing. Compare tax deduction.

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Minimum maintenance

The lowest required equity level that must be held with a broker in a margin account. See: margin call.

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