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exempt from (something)

1. To allow or permit oneself or someone to not do something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "exempt" and "oneself." It's very convenient that the mayor exempts his relatives from these taxes, while the rest of us have to pay.
2. To be allowed or permitted to not do something. It's very convenient that the mayor's relatives are exempt from these taxes, while the rest of us have to pay.
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exempt someone from something

to release someone from the obligation to do something; to allow a person not to be affected by a rule or law. I cannot exempt anyone from this rule. The members of Congress exempted themselves from the wage freeze.
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Contrary to some concerns from organized Labor that changes would result from employees being exempt from overtime pay, it looks like the actual impact of the rule may have been to enlarge the number of people who are eligible for overtime," he explains.
At the other end of the scale, any reporter or editor earning more than $100,000 is exempt (almost) automatically.
If the Cansub shares are se acquired, one would expect the Cansub shares to be exempt from the FIE Rules and the tracked interest rule.
Though the plans vary widely, most exempt employees will receive about two-thirds of their pre-retirement income in pension checks - a much better deal than Social Security.
Quentin Kopp, I-South San Francisco, authored the bill that would exempt vehicles 25 years or older.
So the mere fact that the IRS isn't necessarily in there checking on the exempt status of not-for-profits doesn't mean they're not going to be looking for other types of issues.
Thus, tax exempt municipal bond funds have become a better investment for a greater number of Iowa taxpayers.
The 10 questions most commonly asked by HR executives (and their CFOs) about how to correctly classify their employees as exempt and non-exempt and avoid the combination of fines, penalties, or payment of unpaid wages that may be imposed by the Department of Labor for misclassification of exempt or non-exempt status
Reporting: Exempt interest, including exempt--interest dividends, will now be reported on Form 1099-INT; certain types of otherwise exempt interest subject to the alternative minimum tax (AMT) must be separately reported on the same form.
To be considered exempt from overtime pay under the professional exemption, employees must be:
In the early 1990s, the IRS began examining tax-exempt bonds in connection with exempt organization (EO) audits of hospitals and universities.
Previously, a company charged the amount of an ESOP contribution to expense without regard to whether it used the contribution to pay down an exempt loan to release shares.
Nothing from a tax exempt can go into supporting a candidate - zero," Gibbs said.
exempt organizations can rely when making cross-border grants.
There are two classes of "exempt taxpayers" excluded from the FIE Rules: recent immigrants to Canada (resident in Canada for up to 60 months) and most persons (such as trusts governed by pension plans registered under the Act) expressly exempt from Part I tax.