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abatement

 [ah-bāt´ment]
decrease in severity of a pain, symptom, or disorder.

a·bate·ment

(ă-bāt'ment),
1. A diminution or easing.
2. Reduction, ultimately elimination, of public-health nuisances such as smoke or loud noise.
[abate, fr. M.E. abaten, fr. O.Fr. abattre, to beat down, fr. L. L. batto, to beat, + -ment]

Abatement

Any set of measures designed to reduce a hazard in the environment—e.g., to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards in accordance with established federal standards. Abatement can include removal, replacement, encapsulation, and all associated preparation, cleanup, and disposal activities.

a·bate·ment

(ă-bāt'ment)
1. A diminution or easing.
2. Reduction, ultimately elimination, of public-health nuisances such as smoke or loud noise.
[abate, fr. M.E. abaten, fr. O.Fr. abattre, to beat down, fr. L. L. batto, to beat, + -ment]
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For a government's own tax abatements, it may provide required disclosures by individual agreement, in the aggregate, or using some combination of both.
* Other commitments made by a government in tax abatement agreements, such as to build infrastructure assets.
Abatement exists as a tool for state or local policymakers to: (1) encourage new business location within a jurisdiction, (2) discourage existing business from leaving a jurisdiction, (3) steer a business to a specific location within a jurisdiction, and/or (4) improve or alter the form of property used in a jurisdiction.
For that reason, 12 years ago, the IRS created the first-time penalty abatement administrative waiver (FTA), (2) which allows typically compliant individual and business taxpayers to request abatement, or removal, of certain penalties that the IRS has assessed against them for the first time.
In comparison, 1,283 abatement applications were denied, he said.
A record-keeping error made by Finance prevented the McCarthys from collecting a tax abatement they were legally entitled to.
"Rather than use the tax abatements as an incentive to build, they're using it as a plug for a budget gap," said Steve Fulop, a city councilman.
In response to the lead problem, most urban health departments have focused on inspection and abatement of homes of affected children.
Most experts agree that visual and olfactory inspection by a competent authority with appropriate personal protective equipment before and after abatement is the best strategy.
And Ohio Education Association Research Director Fritz Fekete told reporters that Ohio lost $102 million to tax abatements and TIFs in 1999, and has lost "an increasing amount since then--even though our state is in the midst of a school funding crisis."
By contrast, most property tax benefits are granted at the local level in the form of longer-term tax abatements, exemptions or other tax reductions that the new business would otherwise have to pay.
County council officers working to tackle the outbreak bought a table of urgent measures to yesterday's cabinet meeting that could see directly- infected farms owned by the county council getting up to 100 per cent rent abatement.