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Of real worth and importance; of considerable value; valuable. Belonging to substance; actually existing; real; not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; solid; true; veritable.

The right to Freedom of Speech, for example, is a substantial right.


adjective abundant, ample, concrete, consequential, considerable, established, existent, existing, firmus, flush, genuine, gravis, great, important, large, real, significant, sizable, strong, substantive, valid
Associated concepts: substantial breach, substantial claim, substantial compliance, substantial controversy, substantial damages, substantial error, substantial evidence, substannial factor, substantial impairment, substantial injury, subbtantial interest, substantial issue, substantial justice, substantial performance, substantial question, substantial right, substantial use
See also: actual, appreciable, basic, capacious, cardinal, cogent, cohesive, compact, concrete, considerable, convincing, corporal, corporeal, critical, crucial, durable, enormous, far reaching, firm, grave, important, major, material, meritorious, momentous, opulent, organic, outstanding, physical, pithy, prodigious, prominent, secure, solid, sound, stable, staunch, substantive, tangible, valid
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In reversing the New York decision, the Supreme Court said that requiring nonresidents to pay more tax than similarly situated residents, solely on the basis of their liability for alimony payments, violated the rule of substantial equality of treatment.
A taxpayer, which in a refund action would have the burden of proving substantial nexus elsewhere, must consider the nature of its products and the selling price in attempting to equate large sales volume with the degree of effort and activity necessary to a finding of substantial nexus.
734(b) is required for a distribution with a substantial basis reduction.
The penalty (20% of the underpayment related to the tax shelter) applies to an understatement of income tax that is substantial because it exceeds 10% of the tax that should have been shown on the return or $5,000 ($10,000 for a C corporation), whichever is greater.
the legislative history indicates that Congress intended to treat activities engaged in for a substantial lobbying purpose as outside the scope of section 162(e)" to be conclusory--make-weight.
6662 definition of "substantial" for corporate taxpayers, to provide that there is a substantial understatement when the amount of the understatement for the tax year exceeds the lesser of 10% of the correct tax (or, if greater, $10,000) or $10 million.
The Tax Court upheld the IRS determination that the loan was made to DRPC and that Don Reser did not have enough basis to claim the deductions, assessing penalties on both Resers for negligent, substantial understatements of tax and or failure to file on time.
On January 13, 1993, the Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations under sections 6662(e) and 6662(h) of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to the imposition of the accuracy-related penalty for substantial and gross valuation misstatements attributable to section 482 allocations.
The Substantial Shareholder has continued to notify the Company and as at the date of this voluntary announcement, the Substantial Shareholder holds a 23.
The timing for a taxpayer to recognize income when property is received for performing services is generally based on when the property is either no longer subject to a substantial risk of forfeiture or is transferable under Sec.

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