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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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qualify for something

to meet the requirements for something. I'm sorry, you do not qualify for this job. I don't qualify for it.
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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 someone for something

to enable someone to meet the requirements for something. His years with the company qualified him for pension. Does this ticket qualify me for the drawing?
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qualify for

v.
1. To be competent or eligible for something, such as an office, job, or benefit: After one year on the job, you will qualify for a raise.
2. To cause someone to be competent or eligible for something: That certificate qualifies you for a promotion.
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Kanke of Frazier Park crashed in the qualifying race Friday night and had to switch to a back-up car for the race.
The Technical Corrections Act also settled any doubt about gross receipts attributable to the sale or other disposition of land qualifying as DPGR by amending section 199 to specifically exclude such receipts.
Claims on, and claims guaranteed by, qualifying securities firms incorporated in the United States or other member of the OECD-based group of countries provided that:
Community based efforts by former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson's "Rebuild America," as well as efforts of Community Based Organizations such as Rice Development (a Community Housing Development Organization) and the National Association of Neighborhoods will play a vital role in the Alternative Qualifying effort.
A family with two or more qualifying children that earns less than $36,348 (or $38,348 if married and filing jointly) are eligible for up to $4,536;
Herta takes pole: Bryan Herta won his third pole of the IndyCar season at qualifying for the Firestone Indy 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich.
Hubbard said that the statute and notice permit bifurcation of transactions, but the government is struggling with what constitutes a qualifying license.
On the housing side, owners with buildings suitable for residential redevelopment will want to explore qualifying for benefits under the J-51 program.
This item outlines an approach for determining qualifying construction-related gross receipts, based on the guidance currently available.
Valencia teenager Louis Amira extended a strong 2005 season Monday by qualifying for the U.
25 percent, but does so by exempting 15 percent of qualifying foreign income from taxation.
The new exclusion may reduce the gross estate of business owners by the lesser of (1) the adjusted value of the decedent's qualifying family-owned business interests otherwise includable in the estate of (2) the difference between $1.
Under current law, an individual who receives a qualifying lump-sum distribution may elect to pay a tax on the lump-sum distribution that would approximate the tax that would be paid if the lump-sum distribution were received in five equal annual installments (five-year forward income averaging).
The Form 1099-DIVs will show that 100% of the distributions are taxable as qualifying dividends eligible for the 15% rate.
Qualifying for the marital deduction can be frustrated by drafting errors and inconsistencies in the operative documents.