earnings before tax

Definition

An adjusted calculation of earnings, and a measure of the company's performance, equivalent to earnings (revenue minus expenses) before the deduction of income taxes.

Also called profit before tax, or pretax profit.

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You should always know what your earnings before tax are so that you can know if a better job offer is out t here.

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The earnings before tax for his startup were extremely impressive considering that we perceived his overhead to be really high.

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The report presented during the meeting contained the earnings before tax however the chief financial officer wanted the after tax metrics.

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