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capitalize on (something)

To take advantage of a particular opportunity or situation for one's benefit. We need to capitalize on that team's losing streak and overtake them in the standings. You finally got an interview at that company, so you need to capitalize on it, because you might not get another one.
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capitalize on something

Fig. to build on something; to exploit something, such as an opportunity of talent, to one's own benefit. Let's try to capitalize on the strength of the economy and invest for the future. Capitalize on your experience in the field and you'll do well in the interview.
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taxpayers must distinguish capitalizable expenditures from ordinary
Tabla 3 Rendimientos capitalizables semestre a semestre (IGBC versus Portafolio) Valor al fin del semestre Periodo IGBC Portafolio 2006 F 1 1 2007 S1 1,02 1,05 S2 1,05 1,1 2008 S1 1,07 1,16 S2 1,1 1,21 2009 S1 1,12 1,27 S2 1,15 1,34 2010 S1 1,18 1,4 S2 1,2 1,47 2011 S1 1,23 1,54 S2 1,26 1,62 2012 S1 1,29 1,7 S2 1,32 1,78 Rendimiento 2,33% 4,95% capitalizable Fuente: elaboracion propia.
current income (except to the extent of contingent payments) and a deductible or capitalizable expenditure.
However, the remodel/ refresh safe harbor does exempt taxpayers from having to determine whether the qualifying costs are capitalizable as a major component or substantial structural part of the qualified building, which may become one of the most disputed areas of the new improvement regulations.
A capitalizable improvement to property is also now more precisely defined, mainly as expenditures that result in a betterment, adapt the property to a new or different use, or restore it to working order or like-new condition after the end of its depreciation class life (the BAR tests).
64) The proposed regulations reflect this exclusion (65) and, in an effort to address the complexity of determining the appreciation in value of land sold as part of a construction project, the proposed regulations introduce a land safe harbor whereby DPGR is reduced by land costs (including costs capitalizable to the land) plus a certain percentage.
The court did note, however, that an otherwise deductible expense could be capitalizable if it is part of an overall plan of general improvement).
Rigurosamente no tiene que existir coincidencia entre los periodos de causacion y de capitalizacion (puede pensarse, por ejemplo, en una tasa de interes del 2% mensual capitalizable trimestralmente); sin embargo, y tal vez por lo impracticos que se tornarian los calculos en ese ambiente, se tiene practicamente en la totalidad de las situaciones una coincidencia de los dos periodos, en cuyo caso se le denomina periodo de composicion:
A diferencia de permanecer, que depende del esfuerzo personal y no es politicamente capitalizable, ingresar se disfraza de causa popular y genera demagogia (libertad, gratuidad, pase automatico).
Specific interest payments are matched with specific construction expenditures, and detailed information about the underlying debt contracts is necessary to calculate the capitalizable interest.
263A-1(e), capitalizable indirect costs include purchasing costs, storage and handling costs, and general and administrative-type "service" costs that support or partially support production or resale activities.
The regulations provide that otherwise capitalizable sales-based royalties are properly allocable to property sold during the taxable year.
En eso reside el valor capitalizable de la legalidad, lo cual tiene implicaciones multiples.
In determining whether a cost was a capitalizable improvement, the 2006 proposed regulations began with an initial unit of property determination of all components that are functionally interdependent to define the largest unit of property as a starting point for the analysis.
The IRS National Office took the position that INDOPCO did nothing more than clarify what had been the applicable law all along and that a cost that was not capitalizable before INDOPCO was not capitalizable solely by reason ofINDOPCO.