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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. © 2022 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

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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A much better approach is for the plan to recommend that examining agents talk with the taxpayer's representatives to discuss which employees the credit is claimed in respect of and also to satisfy themselves that particular projects qualify for the credit.
IRC section 41(d) (1) (A) requires research expenditures to qualify as expenses under section 174, which generally allows taxpayers to currently deduct research and experimental expenditures paid or incurred in connection with operating a trade or business.
Taxpayers that initially applied either the timeline approach of the 1989 regulations or the "operational feasibility" standard of the 1983 regulations to computer software development expenditures should now find that more of these costs qualify as R&E expenditures under the uncertainty standard of the final regulations.(37) Thus, even though computer programmers may have been certain of their ability to develop software to meet performance specifications, their activities should qualify as long as the programmers were uncertain about either the proper method to follow or the most efficient design that would satisfy the performance specifications.
* Typical service entities such as accounting, engineering, law, financial services, broker services and financial institutions, as well as farming entities and those that provide motel, hotel or restaurant services are not considered "active businesses" that would qualify under Sec.
Specifically, the preamable notes that a number of commentators had criticized the initial 1983 regulations on the ground that they "could be read to require a significant improvement for an activity to qualify under section 174." 1989-26 I.R.B.
The crux of each ruling is that a trust can qualify as long as there is not a nonqualified beneficiary as of September 30 of the year following the year of the decedent's death.
Tournament best: Semi-finals, 1968 (3rd place play-off winners) & 1996 Qualifying record: W10 D0 L0 Qualifying stat: The last side to qualify for the finals with a 100 per cent record, Spain, went on to win the tournament while Germany reached the semi-finals in 2008 with the same stats.
Finland will qualify if they win at home to Azerbaijan and away to Portugal and Serbia fail to win both of their remaining games.
In order for the receipts from the lease, rental, license, sale, exchange, or other disposition of an item to be considered DPGR, the item itself must qualify as having been manufactured, produced, grown or extracted in whole or significant part by the taxpayer within the United States.
Owners' draw, subcontracting and independent contractor costs will not qualify. No payroll, no deduction.
There are some exceptions to the taxation on withdrawals for certain large medical expenses, but in most instances, the amount would not qualify.
The maximum deduction is equal to (A) $1.80 per square foot of the building ($.60 per square foot, if only certain separate building systems qualify), less (B) the aggregate amount of such deductions allowed for the building for prior years.
For many years, the FBI Academy had no recycling program for new agent trainees who failed to qualify with their service weapons.
Once you know how to qualify them for hedge accounting, you can cut the risk of losses substantially.
England will qualify if Russia fails to win they remaining games and they beat Croatia.