Business / Taxes / Recapture: When you recapture assets, you regain them, usually because of the provisions of a contract or legal precedent. When a contract is involved, you may be entitled to recapture a percentage of the revenues from something you produce in addition to being paid the cost of producing it. For example, a hotel developer might be entitled to recapture a portion of the hotel's profits. Most of the time, recapture works in your favor, but depending on the situation, it can also mean a financial loss. A negative form of recapture occurs when the government makes you repay tax benefits that you've profited from in the past. For example, say that your divorce settlement calls for you to pay $150,000 to your ex-spouse over three years. If you pay all of the money in the first two years in order to qualify for a tax deduction, and pay nothing in the third year, the IRS may force you to recapture part of your deduction in the third year and pay taxes on it.

Recapture Rate

Business / Real Estate / Recapture Rate: A periodic allowance for the recovery of investment capital from the propertys income stream. MORE

Recapture Clause

Business / Real Estate / Recapture Clause: A clause in some percentage leases where the lessor has the right to terminate a lease if a tenant does not obtain a desired gross. MORE


Life Style / Holiday / Chanukah: The Jewish festival of Chanukah falls around the time of the winter solstice and is often called The Festival of Lights. It is celebrated by lighting special candles each day at sundown. Chanukah comm MORE