exempt from

exempt from (something)

1. verb To allow or permit oneself or someone to not do something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "exempt" and "from." It's very convenient that the mayor exempts his relatives from these taxes, while the rest of us have to pay.
2. adjective 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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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(1) To whatever degree we may imagine a man to be exempt from the influence of the external world, we never get a conception of freedom in space.
But even if- imagining a man quite exempt from all influences, examining only his momentary action in the present, unevoked by any cause- we were to admit so infinitely small a remainder of inevitability as equaled zero, we should even then not have arrived at the conception of complete freedom in man, for a being uninfluenced by the external world, standing outside of time and independent of cause, is no longer a man.
Without being particularly ungracious or repellent in manner or speech, he managed somehow to be immune to impertinent curiosity, yet exempt from the evil repute with which it commonly revenges itself when baffled; so far as I know, Mr.
The truth is, that in all such cases it is essential to the freedom and to the necessary independence of the deliberations of the body, that the members of it should be exempt from punishment for acts done in a collective capacity; and the security to the society must depend on the care which is taken to confide the trust to proper hands, to make it their interest to execute it with fidelity, and to make it as difficult as possible for them to combine in any interest opposite to that of the public good.
And being at once exempt from the restraint of an individual responsibility for the acts of the body, and deriving confidence from mutual example and joint influence, unauthorized measures would, of course, be more freely hazarded, than where the executive department is administered by a single hand, or by a few hands.
I think now that he was wise not to care for the advancement which most of us have our hearts set upon, and that it was one of his finest qualities that he was content with a lot in life where he was not exempt from work with his hands, and yet where he was not so pressed by need but he could give himself at will not only to the things of the spirit, but the things of the mind too.
By these considerations I was induced to seek some other method which would comprise the advantages of the three and be exempt from their defects.
Upon initial application for tax-exempt status, a qualified tax-exempt organization is issued a determination letter from the IRS certifying that the organization is exempt from federal income tax on income that is substantially related to the exercise of the organization's charitable, educational, or other tax-exempt function (i.e., on its non-UBTI).
Tax-exempt organizations, that file Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax, must report in Part V of that form whether they had an interest in or signature or other authority over a foreign financial account.
These new requirements affect Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax; Form 990-EZ, Short Form-Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax; and Form 990-PF, Return of Private Foundation, for 2005 returns filed after Aug.
This, however, assumes you have Connie correctly classified as exempt, which brings us to an additional issue raised by the information you provided in your question: Do you have Connie - or the rest of your administrative staff - correctly classified as exempt from minimum wage and overtime rules?
Finally, since financial and insurance services are exempt from VAT, limits on the recovery of VAT on taxable input costs encourage vertical integration of financial services and insurance businesses.
For example, until 1986, certain providers of health insurance, like Blue Cross and Blue Shield, were exempt from tax.
Interest from these bonds generally is exempt from federal income tax and may also be exempt from state, county, and local taxes as well.