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qualify as

1. To earn or fulfill the requirements to be or do something. I've always wanted to be an actor, but I decided to qualify as an accountant for a more reliable profession. In order to qualify as a dependent, your child must live at home and have no income of their own.
2. To award or cause someone to fulfill the requirements to be or do something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "qualify" and "as." Forget a long, expensive university degree—our 12-month training program is enough to qualify you as an independent meteorologist. Your age, income, and family status are just a few factors that may or may not qualify you as eligible for welfare.
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qualify someone as something

to cause someone to fulfill the requirements for something. Does this course qualify me as a stockbroker? She qualified herself as a realtor.
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qualify as something

to fulfill the requirements to be something. Tom qualified as a mechanic. I have been qualified as a mechanic since I was twenty.
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Under these circumstances, if J elects to treat debt 1 as not secured by a qualified residence, the interest remains frilly deductible, and all of debt 2 will qualify as home-equity debt, fully deductible as QRI; see Exhibit 1 on p.
If an activity does not qualify as research, why should the agent expend the time and effort (and require the taxpayer to expend the time and effort) auditing the precise numbers?
Thereafter, the loan must qualify as home equity debt or home acquisition debt.
If more than $5,250 of educational assistance is provided to an employee in a program year and the educational assistance is provided for job-related courses, the cost of educational assistance in excess of the $5,250 income exclusion cap may qualify as a WCFB.
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To qualify as an eligible educational institution, the college, university or vocational school, or other postsecondary educational institution, must be an accredited public, nonprofit and proprietary postsecondary institution, and eligible to participate in a Federal financial aid program under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 USC 1088) (Sec.
Example 2: T previously worked in an accounting firm and did not qualify as a real estate professional.
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If the qualifying dependent is a married child, this child must qualify as the taxpayer's dependent under the dependency tests, even though the taxpayer allows the noncustodial parent to claim the dependency exemption only because the taxpayer states in writing that the noncustodial parent may claim the dependency exemption, or the noncustodial parent provides at least $600 support for the dependent and claims the dependency exemption under a pre-1985 divorce decree.
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