Constructive Receipt

Definition of "Constructive receipt"

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Kimberly King, Real Estate Agent Sarasota Global Realty

Tax concept whereby income not actually received is considered to be constructively received by a taxpayer and thus must be reported. An example is a bond interest coupon. The interest is taxable in the year the coupon matures, even though the holder delays cashing it until a later year.

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