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depletion allowance

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noun
  1. a tax reduction allowed on income from exhaustible resources, as oil or timber.
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subsidy, support, subsidization, subvention

depletion allowance in Culture

depletion allowance

A deduction from taxable income based on the eventual exhaustion or waste of a natural asset, such as an oil field.

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