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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 for

1. To earn or fulfill the requirements for something; to be or become eligible for something. In order to qualify for a sales tax rebate, you must fill out a form and provide original receipts for all purchases being claimed.
2. To cause someone to fulfill the requirements to be or do something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "qualify" and "for." The company is offering to pay for me to do a master's degree that will qualify me for a senior management position in the business. Your age, income, and family status are just a few factors that may or may not qualify you for welfare.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Jeff's attendance at the local computer programming seminar qualifies as educational assistance, even though it is not directly related to his current job and may help qualify him for a new trade or business.
Debt secured by a qualified residence and used to refinance the home acquistion debt also qualifies as home acquisition debt, but only to the extent of the old mortgage principal balance immediately before refinancing.
The $100X incurred to develop documentation that supports the research function qualifies as research or experimental expenditures within the meaning of section 174.
Depreciable tangible personal property qualifies for nonrecognition treatment if it is exchanged for property that is either of a "like kind" or of a "like class." Properties are of a like kind based on all the facts and circumstances.
The IRS ruled that if, pursuant to an integrated plan, a newly formed wholly owned subsidiary of an acquiring corporation merges into a target, followed by the target's merger into the acquiring corporation, the transaction would be a single statutory merger of the target into the acquiring corporation that qualifies as a Sec.
Serving as an instructor or discussion leader of a formal CPE program that increases the instructor's professional competence also qualifies for CPE credit.
Generally, any business qualifies, except one in the development or holding of intangibles for sale or license, and specific businesses (such as golf courses, country clubs, race tracks and certain farming trades).
If a donor qualifies to contribute to both an Education IRA and a qualified state tuition program, he should first fund the $2,000 necessary for the Education IRA, and contribute, any amounts above that to a QTP.
Since M is in her first year of college, she qualifies for the Hope Credit, which is larger than the Lifetime Learning Credit.
Accordingly, of the $1 million construction allowance provided by Y to X, $800,000 qualifies as a qualified lessee construction allowance that may be excluded from income under Sec.
This transaction qualifies as a C reorganization; thus, T and its shareholders can defer any gain realized on the transaction.
1031 for a future interest in real property,(1) but a life estate may not be exchanged for a remainder.(2) The exchange of a remainder interest for a fee simple qualifies under Sec.
303(b)(3) provides that a redemption from a beneficiary qualifies only to the extent the shareholder's interest in the estate's assets is reduced (either directly or through a binding obligation to contribute) by the payment for death taxes and funeral and administration expenses.
The excludible interest is then reduced to $3,000 ([$6,000/$10,000] X $5,000); thus, $3,000 of interest qualifies for the exclusion before the MAGI phase-out.
The 1981 change created "qualified terminable interest property." QTIP qualifies for the marital deduction if and to the extent that the decedent's executor elects.