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Useful Tax Glossary and Definitions

As a courtesy to our clients, we have compiled a comprehensive list of common tax terms and definitions for quick reference.

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Term Definition
Qualified charitable organization

A nonprofit philanthropic organization that is approved by the U.S. Treasury to receive charitable contribution deductions.

Qualified dividends

Dividends received after 2002 and before January 1, 2011, that are taxed at the long-term capital gain rate.

Qualified domestic relations order (QDRO)

A specialized domestic relations court order that conforms to IRS regulations and provides instructions to pension plan administrators and IRA custodians as to how to pay benefits to a divorced spouse.

Qualified plan

A retirement plan that meets tax law tests and allows for tax deferment and tax-free accumulation of income until benefits are withdrawn. Pension, profit-sharing, stock bonus, employee stock ownership, and Keogh plans and IRAs may be qualified plans.

Qualified tuition program (QTP)

A state-sponsored college savings plan or prepayment plan, or a prepayment plan established by a private college.

Qualifying widow or widower

A filing status entitling the taxpayer with dependents to use joint tax rates for up to two tax years after the death of a spouse.