Meaning of pre-tax in English:


Pronunciation /ˌpriːˈtaks/


  • (of income or profits) considered or calculated before the deduction of taxes.

    ‘pre-tax profits rose 23 per cent’
    • ‘Operating profit, pre-tax income and net income were all up on 1999 figures.’
    • ‘Congress needs to enact policies that boost pre-tax wages and after-tax incomes.’
    • ‘The company took on staff in 2001 and saw an increase in its turnover and pre-tax profit.’
    • ‘The profit shareout is based on 15 per cent of the company's pre-tax profit for 2000.’
    • ‘In the interim years pre-tax profits were around the €200 million level.’
    • ‘The good news was that the company reported a pre-tax profit for the quarter to the end of September.’
    • ‘The firm said it made a pre-tax profit of £300,000 for the July to September quarter.’
    • ‘The group says it expects to report pre-tax profit for the year ending in March to be at the top of forecasts.’
    • ‘The self-employed personal contributions are not tax deductible, so one is paying it from pre-tax income.’
    • ‘This has risen each year to a turnover of £330m and a pre-tax profit of £9.88m for last year.’
    • ‘Therefore, turnover has gone up 480 fold and pre-tax profit is 500 times larger.’
    • ‘Brokers have pencilled in pre-tax profits of £618m, up from £615m the previous year.’
    • ‘The group is tipped to turn in pre-tax profits of £58.5m on Thursday against £42.3m last year.’
    • ‘It allocates half of its pre-tax profits to dividends.’
    • ‘As such, a pre-tax profit of £100m has been pencilled in by brokers.’
    • ‘Annual pre-tax profit is expected to be around £180m compared to £159m last year.’
    • ‘Lloyds reported a pre-tax profit of £1.6bn in the first half last year.’
    • ‘It is expecting pre-tax profits to come in at £31.9m on Friday, down from £39.6m last time.’
    • ‘Overall, the group is expected to post pre-tax profits of £65m against £75m last time.’
    • ‘The global banking giant this morning reported pre-tax profits of £6.7b after goodwill amortisation.’