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Profit

Most commonly, the gross proceeds of a business transaction less the costs of the transaction; i.e., net proceeds. Excess of revenues over expenses for a transaction; sometimes used synonymously with net income for the period. Gain realized from business or investment over and above expenditures.

Accession of good, valuable results, useful consequences, avail, or gain. The benefit, advantage, or pecuniary gain accruing to the owner or occupant of land from its actual use; as in the familiar phrase rents, issues and profits, or in the expression mesne profits.

profit

noun accruance, accumulation, acquisition, advantage, augmentation, avails, benefaction, benefit, clearance, compensation, dividend, earnings, emolument, financial reward, fructus, fruits, gain, growth, harvest, improvement, incentive, income, increase, interest, meed, output, pay, payment, prize, proceeds, produce, quaestus, realization, remuneration, return, revenue, reward, service, take, utility, value received, windfall, winnings, yield
Associated concepts: accumulated profits, anticipated proffts, capital, carrying on business for profit, distributable profits, excessive profits, excess profits tax, gross profit, loss of profits, margin of profit, net profit, not for profit, peeuniary profits, profit a prendre, profit sharing, prospective profit, remote profits, secret profits, speculative profits, surrlus profits, underwriting profits, undistributed profits
Foreign phrases: Ubi periculum, ibi et lucrum collocatur.He who risks a thing, should receive the profits arising from it.

profit

verb acquire, advance, assist, avail, be better for, be improved by, be of use, benefit, cash in on, clear, confer a benefit on, contribute, draw profit from, edify, gain, gain advantage, harvest, help, improve, learn a lesson from, make capital out of, make good use of, make immrovement, make money by, make use of, obtain a return, produce a good effect, produce a good result, put to use, realize, reap, reap the fruits, turn to account, use, utilize, yield returns
See also: advantage, attain, avail, bear, behalf, benefit, betterment, boom, capitalize, collect, commission, dividend, earn, earnings, edification, fee, gain, inure, output, pay, perquisite, proceeds, prosperity, realization, realize, reap, revenue, succeed, utility, worth, yield
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Finally, as can be seen in Table 3, among all households, after-tax income (adjusted, 2000$s) during the Clinton administration was higher than that of the Bush administration, which in turn was higher than that of the Reagan administration among lowest and middle quintile households.
Among households with children, after-tax income during the Clinton administration was higher than that of the G.
Among elderly childless households, after-tax income during the Clinton administration was higher than that of the G.
Institutionalize Data on the Distribution of After-Tax Income
28) It is surprisingly hard, however, to find information on the distribution of after-tax income (29)--and information on the effect of proposed legislation on the distribution of after-tax income is usually nonexistent.
The limited restraining effect--if any -of tax expenditure budgets suggests that a proponent of outcomes-based tax policy should not expect too much from the regular production of distributional analyses of after-tax income.
The trends for real after-tax income (Table 2) generally follow, as would be expected, the trends for real consumption.
However, compared to real consumption, in significantly more cases real after-tax income was highest in 1972.
The biggest difference between the trends in real after-tax income and real consumption is in their range.