Active business income
• Income derived from the normal business activities of the corporation.

Adjusted gross income
• Abbreviated AGI. Sum of Earned Income, net Passive Income, portfolio income, and capital gains. The IRS uses AGI to determine most limitations on credits or deductions in taxes.

Common size income statement
• An income statement in which each item is expressed as a percentage of sales.

Deferred income taxes
• On the Balance Sheet, deferred taxes are a liability that result from income already earned and recognized for accounting purposes, but not for tax purposes.

Disposable income
• Total amount of personal income after direct taxes. See also: Personal Income.

Earned income
• Income derived from active participation in a trade or business. Includes wages, salary, tips, commissions and bonuses. See also: Unearned Income.

Economic income
• Cash flow plus change in present value.

Fixed income equivalent
• Also called a busted convertible, a convertible security that is trading like a straight security because the optioned common stock is trading low.

Fixed income instruments
• Assets that pay a fixed-dollar amount, such as bonds and preferred stock.

Fixed income market
• The market for trading bonds and preferred stock.

• The money received from the sale of merchandise or performance of a service

Income before taxes
• See Pre-tax Income.

Income beneficiary
• One who receives income from a trust.

Income bond
• A bond on which the payment of interest is contingent on sufficient earnings. These bonds are commonly used during the reorganization of a failed or failing business.

Income bonds
• Bonds that pay interest only when earnings are available.
• Refer to securities which promise to repay the principal when due. However, these bonds differ from other bonds in that they promise to pay interest only when it is earned. This type of bond is verisimilar to many kinds of preferred stock. However, an advantage can be the tax deductibility of the interest charge when paid versus a preferred dividend payment. These bonds are sometimes known as Adjustment Bonds. The quality of these bonds generally is not as good as investment grade issues because there is an additional contingency on the payment of interest.

Income fund
• A mutual fund that seeks to provide stable current income by investing in securities that pay interest or dividends. See also: Mutual Fund.
• A mutual fund providing for liberal current income from investments.

Income replacement ratio
• The percentage of pre-retirement income that a retiree would need to receive after retirement in order to have a post-retirement standard of living equivalent to his or her pre-retirement standard of living. This ratio is generally less than 100 percent because some expenses (i.e., taxes, commuting costs, clothing expenditures, savings needs) decrease after retirement. Also known as a replacement ratio or rate.

Income statement
• Provides a financial summary of the firm's operating results during a specified period.
• The financial statement that summarized sales revenue and expenses for an accounting period
• Also Known as the Earnings Report. The portion of a financial report showing income and expenses, and comparing them the same period last year.
• Statement of operations. A statement showing the revenues, expenses, and income (the difference between revenues and expenses) of a corporation over some period of time.

Income stock
• Common stock with a high dividend yield and few profitable investment opportunities.
• A stock that pays regular and steady income, typically of well established companies, such as utilities and others whose businesses generate steady cash flows.

Investment income
• The revenue from a portfolio of invested assets.

Life income with refund annuity
• An annuity that pays benefits throughout the annuitant s lifetime and guarantees that total benefit payments will at least equal the purchase price of the annuity.

Monthly income preferred security
• Abbreviated MIP. Preferred stock issued by a subsidiary located in a tax haven. The subsidiary relends the money to the parent.

Net income
• The company's total earnings, reflecting revenues adjusted for costs of doing business, depreciation, interest, taxes and other expenses.
• Equals sales revenue less all costs and expenses for the period
• See Net Profit.

Net income before taxes
• See Pre-tax Income.

Operating income
• The principal reason a company considers investing in a fixed asset; operating income may increase because sales increase, costs decrease, or both occur.
• The income from normal company operations, after deducting all expenses except taxes.

Ordinary income
• Income earned through the sale of a firm's goods or services.

Other income
• Revenue that is not part of normal income, such as interest or sale of an asset

Passive income
• Income derived from the property of the corporation such as royalties, rent, interest, or dividends.
• Earnings derived from a rental property, limited partnership, or other enterprise in which the individual is not actively involved. Passive income therefore does not include earnings from wages or active business participation, nor does it include income from dividends, interest, and capital gains. See also: Passive Loss; Unearned Income.

Personal income
• An individual's total earnings derived from wages, passive business enterprises and investments. See also: Disposable Income; Passive Income; Passive Loss.

Phantom income
• Is a taxable event even though no cash flow was generated during the year other than an accounting accretion which represented interest.

Pre tax income
• Also may be called Net Income Before Taxes, Income Before Profit, or Income Before Taxes. This is the profit made by the company before paying taxes. It is calculated by dividing the net income by one minus the tax rate: Net Income / (1 - tax rate as a decimal)

Spread income
• Also called margin income, the difference between income and cost. For a depository institution, the difference between the assets it invests in (loans and securities) and the cost of its funds (deposits and other sources).

Taxable income
• Gross income less a set of deductions.

Underwriting income
• For an insurance company, the difference between the premiums earned and the costs of settling claims.

Unearned income
• Income derived from investments and other sources not related to employment services. Examples of unearned income include interest from a savings account, bond interest, and dividends from stock. See also: Earned Income; Passive Income.

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