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nothing is certain but the unforeseen

It is impossible to be absolutely certain what will happen in the future. I wouldn't be so sure that investment will pay off like you expect. Nothing is certain in this life but the unforeseen. Nothing is certain but the unforeseen, so if you spend all this time worrying about and planning for what might happen, you're going to miss out on everything life has to offer.
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Nothing is certain but the unforeseen.

Prov. You cannot foresee what will happen. Jill: Now that we've got a new boss, this is certain to be a nicer place to work. Jane: Nothing is certain but the unforeseen.
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The IRS concluded that Y's primary reason for the sale was an unforeseen circumstance (i.
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If this could not be achieved, the Fed would not be able to play its role as a responsible central bank if any unforeseen risk arose, as monetary policy would not be effective.
121-3(e) allows a reduced exclusion if the primary reason for the sale or exchange is the occurrence of unforeseen circumstances, defined as an event that the taxpayer could not reasonably have anticipated before purchasing and occupying a residence.
Various questions need to be asked: How will unforeseen events impact working capital requirements?
Under the temporary (and proposed) regulations, a sale or exchange is due to unforeseen circumstances if the primary reason for the sale or exchange is the occurrence of an event that the taxpayer does not anticipate before purchasing and occupying the residence.
The important point here is that this owner used the strength of his firm's cash flow to attract long term financing as a hedge against an unforeseen decline.
If the indebtedness is incurred because of an unforeseen substantial loss of income or unforeseen substantial increase in the taxpayer's financial obligations, the deduction will be allowed under this rule, even though the loan is used to pay premiums on the contract.
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Under the latter provision, taxpayers may still qualify for a reduced maximum exclusion if the sale or exchange was due to a change in place of employment, health or unforeseen circumstances; the regulations provide safe harbors to qualify.
121-3T(b) states that, for a taxpayer to claim a reduced maximum exclusion under section 121 (c), the sale or exchange of the taxpayer's residence must be due to a change in place of employment or in health or due to unforeseen circumstances, which depend on the facts and circumstances.