Passive Income
Passive Income

Passive Income Definition 

Tax law distinguishes between active income and passive income. Returns generated from investments or business activities that require the continued effort of the taxpayer are considered active income. Consider returns coming from investments or business activities that require little or no participation from the taxpayer passive income. Another type of income is portfolio income, which includes returns from investments. Some examples include both dividends and capital gains.
The key distinction is that passive losses cannot be deducted from active or portfolio income. Furthermore, passive losses can only be deducted from income that is passive. If passive losses are incurred when the taxpayer has no offsetting passive income, then these losses can be carried forward to a year when the taxpayer does have offsetting the income that is passive.

Examples

Examples include the following:

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Passive Income
See Also:
Economic Income
Remuneration
Pension Plans
Deferred Income Tax
Prepaid Income Tax

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