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on a regular basis

Quite often and/or in a consistent, regular manner. The general manager drops into the restaurant on a regular basis, so the staff members have to be on their toes at all times.
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on an irregular basis

Not very often and/or in an inconsistent, irregular manner. The general manager drops into the restaurant on a pretty irregular basis, so the members of staff tend to be pretty laid back here.
See also: basis, on

*on a first-name basis (with someone)

knowing someone very well; good friends with someone. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) I'm on a first-name basis with John. John and I are on a first-name basis.
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on a first-name basis

Quite familiar and friendly, as in Practically all the guests were on a first-name basis. This idiom alludes to the fact that using a person's given name betokens familiarity. [Second half of 1900s]
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The IRS disallowed the losses, contending that the taxpayer had no basis in the corporation and also was not at risk for the amounts borrowed from the bank.
Keep any records relating to property longer, as they are relevant for determining basis.
If the acquirer knows the identity of the target's shareholders, the collection of this tax basis data can be very straightforward.
However, you would be required to reduce the tax basis in your property by $100.
At the end of the year, one of those three managers had performed 500 basis points over the market, and we were absolutely delighted to double his fee.
The average BASIS student performed better than the top 10% of students in the U.
302-2(c), Example (1), the basis of the shares redeemed are added to the basis of the shares A still retains.
However, under section 1001, if the repayment exceeds the creditor's basis in the loan, the taxpayer must report income.
Consider this scenario: There is a multi-billion dollar stock-for-stock merger, where the outside basis of the acquired target's stock is $1 billion, and the inside basis is only $250 million.
In the next few years, we look forward to our other high-achieving schools becoming eligible and joining this distinguished list," said BASIS.
754 adjustment to basis, because there has not been either a transfer of a partnership interest by a sale or exchange, or a partner's death.
The taxpayer receives a carryover tax basis for the replacement property in a 1031 exchange, rather than a fair-market-value tax basis.
Tax practitioners know that if the transfer of property subject to a liability results in gain recognition, there is also a step-up in the basis of the transferred property.
Basis Technology today announced the successful launch of a newly globalized product from Newmarket International, the leading provider of hospitality sales and catering software solutions.
S by transferring $20 in exchange for common stock, asset Z, with a $130 basis and a $100 fair market value (FMV), and preferred stock.